USS S-23 (SS-128) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS S-23 was built at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation in 1919 and was launched one year later. It was sponsored by Miss Barbara Sears, having been commissioned in 1920. Asbestos might have been present in the wall insulation of the submarine, which greatly endangered the health of those who served on the vessel. Following an activity of 22 years, the USS S-23 was decommissioned and subsequently struck from the Naval Vessel Register and 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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