USS Edisto (CVE-41) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Edisto was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on October 20, 1942 and launched on March 22, the following year. It was commissioned on September 7, 1943 as HMS Nabob with the hull number D-77 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on October 10, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1,000 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA, struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in the Netherlands in September 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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