USS Cherokee (AT-66) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

Stuff You Should Know

USS Cherokee was a Navajo-class fleet tug launched on November 10, 1939. It was commissioned on April 26, 1940 under Lt. Comdr. P. L. F. Weaver’s command with the hull number AT-66 and it served in the US Navy for 6 years before it was decommissioned on June 29, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 85 people on board and had the main missions in Newfoundland, Iceland, Norfolk, French Morocco or Bermuda. It was used as a target during training exercises in 1990. 

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