USS S-20 (SS-125) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Laid down in 1918, the USS S-20 was rebuilt in 1924 with a larger bow. Because it underwent reconstruction during the heyday of asbestos, the mineral might have been present on this submarine, too. Therefore, if you or someone you know served on it, please seek medical attention to ensure no asbestos fibers are present in your lungs. The USS S-20 was decommissioned in 1945 and subsequently sold to North American Smelting Company for scrapping.

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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