USS Grayback (SS-208) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Having earned 8 battle stars during World War II, the USS Grayback was built in 1940. Like the USS Grampus, it had a very short fate, as it was sunk by Japanese aircraft south of Okinawa in 1944. Nonetheless, asbestos exposure remains a tremendous risk to those who were present on the vessel while it was active, since this carcinogenic mineral was lurking in wall insulation and other components of the submarine. For this reason, we strongly advise everyone who served on the USS Grayback to undergo periodical medical examinations to ensure the asbestos fibers in their bodies have not caused any damage.

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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