USS Hornbill (AMc-13) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Hornbill was a Bird-class 2 coastal minesweeper launched in 1938. It was commissioned on December 7, 1940, and served in the US Navy for 2 years until June 30, 1942, when the ship sank following a tragic collision. During its activity, the ship had a complement of 11 men on board and the main missions within the 12th Naval District, removing the mines located in the minefields in the water so that other ships could pass safely. On July 24, 1942, the ship was struck from the Navy List. 

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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Shipmates on USS Hornbill (AMc-13)


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