USS Planter (ACM-2) 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
  • 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 Planter was a Chimo-class minelayer laid down in 1943 and commissioned on April 4, the following year under Lt. T. T. Scudder’s command with the hull number ACM-2 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 22, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 69 people on board and had the main missions in the Mediterranean, Azores, Bizerte, Naples, Toulon, Cagliari, Oran, Norfolk, Charleston, Okinawa or Honshu. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 23, 1947 and sold to Foss Launch and Tug Corporation in Oakland, California. 

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