USS R-12 (SS-89) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

A coastal and harbor defense submarine, the USS R-12 served the United States Navy for 16 years. Since it was decommissioned from 1932 to 1940, asbestos insulation could have been added to its walls, which is why we strongly encourage people who were present on this submarine during World War II to undergo a medical examination in order to discover potential asbestos fibers in their lungs. The submarine was permanently decommissioned in 1943 and afterwards foundered.

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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