USS St. Lo (CVE-63) 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS St. Lo was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on January 23, 1943 and launched on August 17, the same year. It was commissioned on October 23, 1943 with the hull number CVE-63 under Capt. Francis J. McKenna’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk by a kamizake aircraft on October 25, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Saipan, Eniwetok, Pearl Harbor, Tinian, Manus, Mios Woendi or Leyte. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS St. Lo received 4 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation for the activity during the Battle off Samar. 

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