USS Keweenaw (CVE-44) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Keweenaw was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on November 27, 1942 and launched on May 6, the following year. It was commissioned on October 25, 1943 as HMS Patroller with the hull number D-07 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 7, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA, struck from the Navy List on February 7, 1947 and sold for scrapping in Taiwan in 1974.  

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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