USS Siboney (CVE-112/AKV-12) 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 Siboney was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on April 1, 1944 and launched on November 9, the same year. It was commissioned on May 14, 1945 with the hull number CVE-112 under Capt. Stanhope Cotton Ring’s command and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on July 31, 1956. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1066 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Hawaii, Tokyo Bay, Hong Kong, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Saipan or Japan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1970 and sold for scrapping to Union Minerals and Alloys Corps.  

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