USS Stingray (SS-186) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

As the second vessel of the United States Navy to be named stingray, the submarine was built in 1936 by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine. Asbestos insulation was very likely lurking on the walls of the vessel, which put the health and lives of those serving on it at high risk. The inhalation and ingestion of airborne asbestos fibers can lead to awful diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, as well as to kidney and colon cancer. Having earned 12 battle stars during World War II, the submarine was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1946 and sold for scrap one year later.

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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