USS R-18 (SS-95) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

As another R-class submarine, the USS R-18 was laid down in 1917 in San Francisco and served for a period of 13 years before being temporarily decommissioned. During this time, it was sent to New London, Connecticut for reconditioning. This is when asbestos insulation might have also been added to the walls of the submarine. It was subsequently recommissioned in 1941 and continued serving until 1945, when it was finally decommissioned and 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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