USS R-1 (SS-78) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS R-1 was the lead ship of the R-class submarines employed by the United States Navy. It was built on 16 October 1917. Since it was decommissioned for a period of 9 years, asbestos may have lurked inside of it during World War II, so people who served on it between 1940 and 1945, when the submarine was permanently decommissioned, should keep a close eye on their health.

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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