USS Montpelier (CL-57) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Montpelier was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on December 2, 1940 and launched on February 12, 1942. It was commissioned on September 9, the same year under Capt. Leighton Wood’s command with the hull number CL-57 and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on January 24, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Sydney, Noumea, Leyte Gulf, Guam, Palawan, Mindoro, Wakayama, New Georgia or Efate. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping to Bethlehem Steel Corporation the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Montpelier received 13 battle stars and one Navy Unit Commendation.     

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 Montpelier (CL-57)

LESTER DELL ADAMS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAY J. ALBERTSON JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RALPH THOMAS AUSTIN

83 years old

Dead

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