USS Kingbird (AMc-56) 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 Kingbird was a Bird-Class 2 coastal minesweeper launched in 1939. It was commissioned on July 24, 1941 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on July 28, 1944. During its activity, the ship had the main missions within the 1st Naval District, removing the mines located in the minefields in the water so that other ships could pass safely. On June 7, 1946 the ship was delivered to the War Shipping Administration. 

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