USS San Juan (CL-54) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS San Juan was an Atlanta-class light cruiser laid down on May 15, 1940 and launched on September 6, the following year. It was commissioned on February 28, 1942 under Capt. James E. Maher’s command with the hull number CL-54 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on November 9, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 820 people on board and had the main missions in Luzon, San Diego, Ulithi, Leyte, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Guam, Nansei Shoto, Leyte, Nagoya or Formosa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping in 1961 to National Metal and Steel Corporation in Los Angeles. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS San Juan received 13 battle stars.        

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