USS Raccoon (IX-127) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Raccoon was a U.S. Navy tanker belonging to the Armadillo-class that served from February 1944 until decommissioned in July 1946. During the war, the ship served with the Third Fleet at Espiritu Santo, carrying lube oil drums, and later, as a fueling station at Purvis Bay. It was later sent to Saipan for harbor fueling duty where it remained until the end of the war. Once the war was over, the ship sailed to Norfolk, Virginia to be placed out of commission and it was transferred back to the War Shipping Administration.

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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