USS Seal (SS-183) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Laid down by the Electric Boat Company in 1936, the USS Seal won 10 battle stars during World War II. Because it was built during the time when asbestos was a very popular material, the carcinogen may have been lurking in the wall insulation of the submarine. For this reason, we recommend veterans who served on the USS Seal to undergo periodical medical examination in order to prevent the development of a terrible disease such as lung cancer, asbestosis or mesothelioma. The submarine was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1956 and sold for scrap 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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