USS S-18 (SS-123) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

This submarine was laid down just when asbestos began being used as insulation for military ships, so the risk of having been exposed while serving on it is quite high. The USS S-18 was built in 1918 at Fore River Shipbuilding Company in Massachusetts and also won a battle star during World War II. It was decommissioned in 1945 and later sold for scrap.

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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