USS Guam (CB-2) 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS Guam was an Alaska-class large cruiser laid down on February 2, 1942 and launched on November 12, 1943. It was commissioned on September 17, 1944 under Capt. Leland Lovette’s command as CB-2 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 17, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,517 people and 1 aircraft on board and had the main missions in New Jersey, Trinidad, Ulithi, Pearl Harbor, Shikoku, Kyushu or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping to Boston Metals Company in Baltimore the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Guam received 2 battle stars. 

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