USS S-40 (SS-145) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Built in 1919 at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, the USS S-40 was commissioned 4 years later. It participated in World War II and won one battle star, as well as numerous awards, such as the American Defense Service Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Yangtze Service Medal. However, the people who served on it might have been exposed to airborne asbestos fibers, as the submarine is very likely to have been insulated with this toxic mineral. The vessel was decommissioned in 1945, at the end of the war, and later sold for scrapping.

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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