USS Tarpon (SS-175) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The keel of the submarine was laid down by the Electric Boat Corporation in Connecticut in 1933 and operated until 1945, at the end of World War II. Sponsored by Miss Eleanore Katherine Roosevelt, the USS Tarpon had Lieutenant Leo L. Pace in command. People who served on this vessel should pay close attention to the symptoms of lung diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, as they are at high risk of developing one, since asbestos insulation was present on the submarine. The USS Tarpon was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1956, subsequently sold for breaking up and eventually foundered off Cape Hatteras.

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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