USS S-32 (SS-137) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Several months after being commissioned in 1922, the USS S-32 underwent engineering alterations by its prime contractor, the Electric Boat Company, so asbestos insulation might have also been installed on the walls of the submarine. One year later, it was recommissioned and won 5 battle stars during World War II. Those who served on the USS S-32 are strongly advised to keep a close eye on their health, as they might have inhaled and ingested a great amount of carcinogenic asbestos fibers. The vessel was eventually decommissioned for good in 1945 and then 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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