USS Chester (CL/CA-27) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Chester was a Northampton-class cruiser laid down on March 6, 1928 and launched on July 3, the following year. It was commissioned on June 24, 1930 under Capt. Arthur Fairfield’s command as CA-27 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on June 10, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 700 people on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Alaska, Hawaii, Guadalcanal, Sydney, Tulagi, Pearl Harbor or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Chester received 11 battle stars.  

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Turret 1
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

Questions about asbestos exposure? We can help!

Shipmates on USS Chester (CL/CA-27)


unknown age

Uncertain N/A


unknown age



unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Related News & Updates

10 Jun

USS Chester T. O’Brien (DE-421) - Facts and Asbestos Exposure

more »