USS S-47 (SS-158) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

After the commissioning of the USS S-47 in 1925, the submarine conducted engineering and torpedo tests off the southern New England coast. It won 3 battle stars during World War II, as well as numerous awards, such as the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Nevertheless, because it was laid down when asbestos was a very popular insulating material, veterans who served on this submarine need to keep a close eye on their health. As many of the S-class submarines, the USS S-47 was decommissioned in 1945 and sold for scrap 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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