USS R-5 (SS-82) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Belonging to the R class of United States Navy submarines, the USS R-5 was laid down in 1917 and launched one year later. Although the probability that it was initially built with asbestos is low, the toxic mineral might have been present on the vessel after its recommission, so if you served on it from 1940 onwards, you should keep a close eye on your health. The submarine was eventually decommissioned and struck 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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