USS S-45 (SS-156) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The building of the USS S-45 was sponsored by Mrs. Charles Hibbard and the submarine came to life in 1920, which is why asbestos exposure might have occurred on the vessel. People who served on this submarine are strongly advised to pay close attention to their health and undergo periodical medical examination to ensure the carcinogenic fibers have not affected their lungs or other organs. As the majority of the S-class submarines, the vessel participated in World War II and was decommissioned in 1945.

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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