USS O-3 (SS-64) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Built by Fore River Shipbuilding Company in Massachusetts, the USS O-3 took part in both World War I and World War II, having won two medals in this respect. Because it was decommissioned in 1931, when asbestos was highly present on shipbuilding sites, it may have been contaminated with the toxic mineral, too, so those who served on this submarine after 1920 should pay close attention to their health. Eventually, the USS O-3 was struck in 1945 and 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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