USS Florida (BB-30) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Turret 1Turret 1
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Florida was a Florida-class battleship laid down on March 8, 1909 and launched on May 12, 1910. It was commissioned on September 15, 1911 with the hull number BB-30 and served in the US Navy for 20 years until it was decommissioned on February 16, 1931. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1,001 men on board and had the main missions in Hampton Roads, Veracruz, Scapa Flow, Brest, Azores or Provincetown. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 6, 1931 and sold for scrapping the same year. 

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