USS Colorado (BB-45) 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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USS Colorado was a Colorado-class battleship laid down on May 29, 1919 and launched on March 22, 1921. It was commissioned on August 30, 1923 under Capt. Reginald R. Belknap’s command with the hull number BB-45 and served in the US Navy for 24 years until it was decommissioned on January 7, 1947. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in Cherbourg, Naples, Samoa, Long Beach, Fiji or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping on July 23, 1959. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Colorado received 7 battle stars. 

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