USS South Carolina (BB-26) 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 South Carolina was a South Carolina-class battleship laid down on December 18, 1906 and launched on July 11, 1908. It was commissioned on March 1, 1910 with the hull number BB-26 and served in the US Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned on December 15, 1921. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 869 men on board and had the main missions in New York, Cherbourg, Portland, New England, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Kronstadt, Newport, Cuba, Tampico, Brest or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on November 10, 1923 and subsequently sold for scrapping.

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