USS S-38 (SS-143) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The keel of the USS S-38 was laid down by the Union Iron Works in 1919, having been sponsored by Mrs. Grace M. Collins. The submarine won two remarkable victories, namely Hayo Maru in 1941 and Meiyo Maru in 1942, also winning 3 battle stars. We strongly advise everyone who served on this vessel to pay close attention to their health, as asbestos might have been present on it as wall insulation. The USS S-38 was decommissioned in 1945 and subsequently sunk as a target by bombing.

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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