The USS S-35 was commissioned in 1922 and subsequently became inactive, as the engines needed to be improved. One year later, it was operating again. Exposure to asbestos is very likely to have occurred on the submarine, as the mineral was a very popular insulating material at the time. The submarine partook in World War II and won one battle star. It was permanently decommissioned in 1945 and later sunk as a target.