USS O-8 (SS-69) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Laid down by Fore River Shipbuilding Company in Massachusetts, the USS O-8 was launched in 1917. While it was not initially built with asbestos, it might have contained the carcinogenic mineral from 1941 onwards, as the submarine was decommissioned for some time. Therefore, we advise people who were present on the USS O-8 during World War II to keep a close eye on their health and undergo a medical examination to detect potential asbestos fibers in their lungs. The submarine was eventually decommissioned in 1945.

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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