USS S-33 (SS-138) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Laid down by Union Iron Works, the submarine was launched in 1918 and commissioned 2 years later. However, in 1922, it was temporarily decommissioned for alteration, during which asbestos insulation might have also been installed on the walls of the vessel. For this reason, we highly encourage people who served on it to undergo periodical medical examinations in order to make sure the asbestos they breathed in caused no harm to their lungs. The USS S-33 won one battle star during World War II. It was permanently 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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