USS Pogy (SS-266) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Laid down by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Wisconsin, the USS Pogy was named after a forage fish. It was commissioned in 1943 and completed 10 war patrols, having been awarded 8 battle stars. The USS Pogy sunk 16 enemy ships weighing a total of 62,633 tons. Since there was asbestos exposure onboard, veterans who served on this submarine should keep a close eye on their health by undergoing annual medical examinations to ensure their lungs have not been affected by the carcinogenic fibers they breathed in. In 1946, the submarine was decommissioned and subsequently sold for scrap.

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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