USS S-16 (SS-121) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Despite being laid down in 1918, when asbestos was not such a widespread building material, the submarine had a period of inactivity between 1935 and 1940, which means that the mineral could have been added to its walls in the form of insulation during this time. We advise everyone who served on the USS S-16 to undergo a medical examination to make sure that asbestos has not affected their lungs. In 1944, the submarine was decommissioned and subsequently sunk as target one year later.

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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