USS S-46 (SS-157) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Having its keel laid down by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, this submarine also partook in World War II and was awarded one battle star. Because it was built in 1921, asbestos might have been present on the vessel in the form of wall insulation, which put the health of those in service at high risk. The USS S-46 also participated in the search of the missing Dole Air Race pilots. In 1945, it was permanently decommissioned and subsequently sold for scrap.

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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