USS O-7 (SS-68) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The O-class submarines were designed for coastal defense, the USS O-7 making no exception. It was launched on 16 December 1916 and went through both World War I and World War II. Due to the fact that it was once decommissioned, asbestos may have lurked inside of it after 1941, so those who served after this year should pay close attention to symptoms which could indicate a disease like mesothelioma or lung cancer. The submarine was decommissioned on 11 July 1945 and sold for scrap one year later.

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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