USS Dayton (CL-105) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Dayton was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on March 8, 1943 and launched on March 19, the following year. It was commissioned on January 7, 1945 under Capt. Paul William Steinhagen’s command with the hull number CL-105 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on March 1, 1949. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, San Pedro, Eniwetok, Tokyo, Guantanamo, Malta, Norfolk, Venice, Istanbul, Trieste or Newport. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1961 and sold for scrapping to Boston Metals in Baltimore the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Dayton received 1 battle star.  

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

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Shipmates on USS Dayton (CL-105)


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