USS R-15 (SS-92) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS R-15 was built at Union Iron Works in San Francisco. While it was laid down in 1917, when asbestos was not widely employed in shipbuilding, the submarine was put on hold for 9 years, a period during which asbestos insulation might have been added to it. Consequently, if you served on the USS R-15 after 1940, you should keep a close eye on your health. The submarine was forever decommissioned in 1945 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

Questions about asbestos exposure? We can help!