USS O-4 (SS-65) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The submarine was laid down on 4 December 1916, but came to serve during both World War I and World War II. Even though it was built early, when asbestos was not such a prevalent material, the USS O-4 was decommissioned in the middle of its service, in 1931, so the carcinogenic mineral may have been subsequently present inside of it. Anyone who was aboard after the recommission should have their lungs evaluated for asbestos, as the risk of a disease such as lung cancer or mesothelioma is considerable. The USS O-4 was decommissioned in 1945 and afterwards scrapped.

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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