USS Snapper (SS-185) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Snapper was laid down in 1936 by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and earned 6 battle stars during World War II. As it was built during the heyday of asbestos, we strongly advise veterans who served on the submarine to undergo regular medical examinations so as to ensure their organs are in good health. Asbestos fibers, when inhaled or ingested, can cause terrible diseases such as mesothelioma, colon cancer, asbestosis and lung cancer. In 1945, the USS Snapper was decommissioned and subsequently sold for scrap.

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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