USS Phoenix (CL-46) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Turret 1Turret 1
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Phoenix was a Brooklyn-class light cruiser laid down on April 25, 1935 and launched on March 19, 1938. It was commissioned on October 3, the same year under Capt. John W. Rankin’s command with the hull number CL-46 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on July 3, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 868 people on board and had the main missions in Australia, Brisbane, San Pedro, Santos, Leyte or Morotai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 27, 1951 and sold to Argentina where it was renamed 17 de Octubre. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Phoenix received 11 battle stars.      

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