USS St. George (CVE-17) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS St. George was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on July 31, 1941 and launched on July 18, the following year. It was commissioned on June 14, 1943 as HMS Pursuer with the hull number D-73 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 12, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board and had the main missions in Norway and southern France. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and sold for scrapping in 1946 in Bethlehem to Patapsco Scrap Corporation. 

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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