USS Sunset (CVE-48) 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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USS Sunset was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on February 23, 1943 and launched on July 15, the same year. It was commissioned on November 19, 1943 as HMS Thane with the hull number D-48 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 2 years until it was returned to the US Navy on May 12, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was later sold for scrapping. 

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