USS S-42 (SS-153) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The submarine, built in 1920, participated in World War II and won one battle star. Because it was laid down just when asbestos was becoming increasingly widespread as insulation, the mineral is very likely to have been present on the vessel, so those who served on it should take seriously any symptom which may indicate lung disease. The USS S-42 became permanently inactive in 1945 and was sold for scrapping in 1946.

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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