USS R-20 (SS-97) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Laid down by Union Iron Works in California, the submarine is suspected to have contained asbestos after 1941, when it was put in use again following being decommissioned for approximately 10 years. Therefore, those who served during World War II on the USS R-20 are strongly encouraged to undergo a medical examination in order to make sure no asbestos fibers entered their lungs. The submarine was forever decommissioned in 1945.

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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