USS St. Louis (CL-49) 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 St. Louis was a St. Louis-class light cruiser laid down on December 10, 1936 and launched on April 15, 1938. It was commissioned on May 19, 1939 under Capt. Charles H. Morrison’s command with the hull number CL-49 and served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on June 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 868 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Mare Island, Manila, Kodiak Island, New Caledonia, Espiritu Santo, Surigato Strait or Kerama Retto. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 22, 1951 and sold to Brazil where it was renamed Tamandare. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS St. Louis received 11 battle stars. 

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