USS Indiana (BB-58) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Indiana was a South Dakota-class battleship laid down on November 20, 1939 and launched on November 21, 1941. It was commissioned on April 30, 1942 under Capt. Aaron S. Merrill’s command with the hull number BB-58 and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on September 11, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1,793 men on board and had the main missions in Casco Maine, Cuba, Tonga, Nouméa, Marcus Island, Kwajalein, Truk, Iwo Jima or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1962 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Indiana received 9 battle stars. 

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

Shipmates on USS Indiana (BB-58)

RODRIGUE ALBERT AMELOTTE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM IRVIN ANDERSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GILBERT DEAN ANKNEY

90 years old

Dead

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