USS Helena (CL-50) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Helena was a St. Louis-class light cruiser laid down on December 9, 1936 and launched on August 27, 1938. It was commissioned on September 18, 1939 under Capt. Max B. Demott’s command with the hull number CL-50 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it sank during the Battle of Kula gulf on July 6, 1943. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 888 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Mare Island, Cape Hunter, Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Espiritu Santo, San Cristobal or Kula Gulf. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Helena received 7 battle stars and 1 Navy Unit Commendation. 

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 Helena (CL-50)

SALVATORE J. ALBANESE

Died on 12/07/1941

Dead

GRAYSTON B. ADDCOX

Died on 07/06/1943

Dead

RICHARD DURVAUX ADAMS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A