USS Cod (SS-224) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Cod, built in 1942, sunk over 12 enemy vessels weighing a total of 37,000 tons, activity for which it received 7 battle stars. It was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in 1942, when asbestos was a very popular building material. Therefore, we advise veterans who served on the USS Cod to undergo periodical medical examinations, as asbestos fibers never leave the body and may cause terrible diseases such as asbestosis or mesothelioma. The submarine was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1971 and nowadays, people can see it in Cleveland, Ohio, as a museum ship.

High risk of asbestos exposure

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

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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