USS S-17 (SS-122) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

As another S-boat, the USS S-17 underwent a period of inactivity between 1935 and 1940, during which the walls of the submarine might have been insulated with asbestos, the carcinogenic mineral which causes asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer, as well as numerous other unbearable diseases. The submarine visited the Panama Canal, Bermuda, Mare Island, San Diego, San Pedro and Saint Thomas. It was decommissioned in 1944 and sunk as a target in 1945.

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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