USS Northampton (CLC-1) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Northampton was an Oregon City-class light cruiser laid down on August 31, 1944 and launched on January 27, 1951. It was commissioned on March 7, 1953 under Capt. William D. Irvin’s command as CA-125 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it decommissioned on April 8, 1970. On April 15, 1961, the ship was reclassified as CC-1. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 2,000 people on board and had the main missions in Portsmouth, Cuba or Panama. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 31, 1977 and sold for scrapping the same year. 

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

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Shipmates on USS Northampton (CLC-1)

LESLIE DARRELL ACTON

82 years old

Dead

LOUIS ANTHONY AIELLO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES J. ARMELL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A