USS Hornbill (AMc-13) 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
  • 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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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. 

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