USS Maryland (BB-46) 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
  • Turret 1Turret 1
  • 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 Maryland was a Colorado-class battleship laid down on April 24, 1917 and launched on March 20, 1920. It was commissioned on July 21, 1921 under Capt. C. F. Preston’s command with the hull number BB-46 and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on April 3, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1,080 men on board and had the main missions in Annapolis, New Zealand, the Solomons, the Gilberts, Tarawa Atoll, Saipan, Leyte or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping on July 8, 1959 to Learner Company in Oakland. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Maryland received 7 battle stars. 

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