USS Rabaul (CVE/CVHE/AKV-21) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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Stuff You Should Know

USS Rabaul was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on January 2, 1945 and launched on June 14, the same year. It was never commissioned, but it was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1971. After the striking, USS Rabaul was sold for scrapping to Nicolai Joffe Corporation in Beverly Hills. 

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