USS Chester (CL/CA-27) 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
  • Turret 1Turret 1
  • 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

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Stuff You Should Know

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.  

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