USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier laid down on August 15, 1970 and launched on October 11, 1975. It was commissioned on October 18, 1977 with the hull number CVN-69 under Comdr. Robert Franklin Frazier’s command and it is still serving in the US Navy. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 3,200 people onboard and 90 aircraft and had the main missions in Beirut, Norfolk, Normandy, North Carolina, Marseilles, Naples or Manama. Asbestos-based products and materials were extensively used by shipbuilders in all areas of Navy ships. Because they are particularly friable and highly susceptible to damage either by impact or water, asbestos sprayed coatings are considered one of the most dangerous forms of asbestos-containing materials. Painters who have worked around asbestos-containing products without using protective gear have run the risk of asbestos exposure.

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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Shipmates on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)


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Jerry Wayne Selmeyer

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