USS S-24 (SS-129) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Following its launch, the USS S-24 visited Saint Thomas, the Panama Canal, Hawaii, Mare Island, San Diego, San Pedro, as well as multiple other maritime areas. As in the case of other submarines laid down when asbestos was becoming a popular insulating material, the carcinogenic mineral might have been lurking in the walls of the vessel. The USS S-24 was decommissioned in 1942 and later sold to the United Kingdom. On 25 August 1947, it was finally sunk as a target.

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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