USS Croaker (SS-246) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Having received numerous awards, including the Navy Unit Commendation, the World War II Victory Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, as well as 4 battle stars, the USS Croaker was built in 1943 by General Dynamics Electric Boat. It sunk several enemy ships weighing a total of 19,710 tons and in 2008, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While having enjoyed a glorious past, the submarine was built with asbestos insulation, which put the health of the people serving on it at great risk. If you were present on the USS Croaker, we highly recommend you to undergo periodical medical examinations to ensure the asbestos you inhaled has not affected your lungs. At the moment, the vessel can be found in Buffalo, New York 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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