USS S-15 (SS-120) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Sponsored by Mrs. Simon Lake, the USS S-15 partook in World War II and was also temporarily decommissioned in 1935. During the 6 years of inactivity, asbestos insulation might have been installed on the walls of the submarine, endangering the health of the people who served on it. The vessel made voyages to Bermuda, Guantanamo Bay, the Panama Canal, as well as Trinidad. It was struck in 1946 and later sold for scrapping to the Potomac Shipwrecking Company of Maryland.

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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