USS Savannah (CL-42) 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
  • Turret 1Turret 1
  • 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 Savannah was a Brooklyn-class light cruiser laid down on May 31, 1934 and launched on May 8, 1937. It was commissioned on March 10, the following year under Capt. Robert C. Giffen’s command with the hull number CL-42 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on February 3, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 868 people on board and had the main missions in Hawaii, Philadelphia, Salerno, Malta, Yalta or Le Havre. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping in 1966. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Savannah received 3 battle stars.       

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