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 cancers of the esophagus, larynx, oral cavity, stomach, colon, and rectum as well as non-cancerous pleural abnormalities such as pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, benign asbestos pleural effusions, and rounded atelectasis. The submarine was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1946 and sold for scrapping one year later.

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Shipmates on USS Sargo (SS-188)

harold urwin butterfield

donald gaither

richard victor gregory

james monroe hingson

franz p. hoskins

raymond wilber johnson

leonce arnold lajaunie jr

francis george young

elmer eugene yeomans

ray allen schuenemann

conde leroy raguet