USS R-6 (SS-83) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Laid down at Fore River Shipbuilding Company in Massachusetts, the USS R-6 went through both World War I and World War II. While it was not built with asbestos from the very beginning, the mineral might have been present on the submarine after it was recommissioned in 1940, which represents a serious risk of exposure to those who served on it. It was 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

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