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

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. 

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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