USS Pittsburgh / USS Albany (CA-72) 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 Pittsburgh was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser laid down on February 3, 1943 and launched on February 22, 1944. It was commissioned on October 10, the same year under Capt. John Edward Gingrich’s command as CA-72 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on August 28, 1956. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,142 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Bremerton, Yokosuka, Ulithi, Iwo Jima, Nansei Shoto, Okinawa, Guantanamo, Gibraltar or Tachen Island. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on July 1, 1973 and sold for scrapping to Zidell Explorations Corporation the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Pittsburgh received 2 battle stars.  

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