The USS Salmon received numerous awards during its activity, namely 9 battle stars for World War II service in the Asiatic-Pacific area and the Presidential Unit Citation. It was built in 1936 by the Electric Boat Company, which is why asbestos exposure may have represented a problem for the people who served on it. The carcinogenic mineral was most likely present in the wall insulation of the submarine. We advise everyone who was on the USS Salmon to pay close attention to their health so as to prevent a serious disease such as lung cancer from developing. The submarine was decommissioned in 1945 and broken up for scrap one year later.