USS O-10 (SS-71) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Commissioning on 17 August 1918 with Lieutenant Sherwood Picking in command, the USS O-10 was in use during both World War I and World War II. However, it was decommissioned for 10 years, which means it may have contained asbestos after 1941, a dangerous naturally occurring mineral with dire consequences for one’s health in case of exposure. The submarine was decommissioned and struck in 1945, subsequently being sold for scrap.

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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