USS S-1 (SS-105) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

As the lead boat of the S-class submarines, the USS S-1 also served the Royal Navy. It was built by Fore River Shipbuilding Company in Massachusetts in 1917. The submarine was commissioned in 1920 and later temporarily decommissioned for 3 years, a period during which it might have been insulated with asbestos, a toxic mineral whose inhalation can cause terrible diseases such as lung cancer and asbestosis. The USS S-1 took part in World War II and it was forever decommissioned in 1942, subsequently being transferred to the Royal Navy.

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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