USS Portsmouth (CL-102) 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 Portsmouth was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on June 28, 1943 and launched on September 20, the following year. It was commissioned on June 25, 1945 under Capt. Heber B. Brumbaugh’s command with the hull number CL-102 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on June 15, 1949. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Cuba, Cape Town, Lagos, Freetown, Monrovia, Dakar, Casablanca or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 15, 1971 and sold for scraping in 1974. 

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