USS Chicago (CL/CA-29) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Chicago was a Northampton-class cruiser laid down on September 10, 1928 and launched on April 10, 1930. It was commissioned on March 9, the following year under Capt. Manley Hale Simons’ command as CA-29 and served in the US Navy for 12 years until it sank in the Battle of Rennell Island on January 30, 1943. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 691 people on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Alaska, Honolulu, Guadalcanal, Sydney, Tulagi, Noumea or Salamaua. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Chicago received 3 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

Shipmates on USS Chicago (CL/CA-29)

GERALD JOSEPH ADAMS

Died on 01/03/1943

Dead

CECIL CLINTON ADELL

83 years old

Dead

ALBERT STANLEY ALKIRE

95 years old

Dead

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