USS Cuttlefish (SS-171) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

This submarine was the second to be named after the cuttlefish, having been launched in 1933. Like most V-class boats, it took part in World War II and won several awards, including the American Defense Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal, as well as two battle stars. People who served on the USS Cuttlefish should pay close attention to their health, as they may have been exposed to asbestos during their activity, since the mineral was most likely present in the wall insulation of the vessel. Mesothelioma is the most aggressive cancer asbestos exposure can cause, but exposure may also lead to other terrible illnesses. The submarine was decommissioned in 1945 and sold for breaking up in 1947.

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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