USS Galveston (CL-93/CLG-3) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Galveston was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on February 20, 1944, and launched on April 22, the following year. It was commissioned on May 28, 1958, under Capt. J. B. Colwell’s command with the hull number CL-93 and served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned in May 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Cuba, Charleston, Norfolk, San Juan, Guantanamo, South Vietnam, Subic Bay, Okinawa, and Panama Canal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 21, 1973, and sold for scrapping in 1975. The risk of asbestos exposure was high as Navy SEALS usually did a handful of duties while on the ship like cleaned areas with asbestos such as the ammunition deck, the boiler rooms, the combat information center, the bridge even the kitchen.

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 Galveston (CL-93/CLG-3)

KENNETH C. BARBEE

66 years old

Dead

PAUL L. BARSCH

70 years old

Dead

RALPH S. BATSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A