USS Springfield (CL-66/CLG-7/CG-7) 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 Springfield was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on February 13, 1943 and launched on March 9, 1944. It was commissioned on September 9, the same year under Capt. Felix L. Johnson’s command with the hull number CL-66 and served in the US Navy for 19 years until it was decommissioned on May 15, 1974. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Guantanamo Bay, Ulithi, Panama Canal, Okinawa, Tokyo, Yokohama, New England, Sasebo or Hong Kong. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 31, 1980 and sold for scrapping the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Springfield received 2 battle stars. 

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