USS Sargo (SS-188) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The submarine was the first to be named after the sargo, a species of fish found in the eastern Atlantic and western Indian Oceans. It was launched in 1938 and earned 8 battle stars for World War II service. Due to the fact that it was laid down during the heyday of asbestos, the mineral was most likely present on the vessel in the form of wall insulation. Consequently, we strongly encourage everyone who served on the USS Sargo to keep a close eye on their health, as they are at high risk of developing terrible diseases such as mesothelioma. The submarine was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1946 and sold for scrapping one year later.

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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