USS Thresher (SS-200) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

As the most decorated submarine of World War II, the USS Thresher earned 15 battle stars. It was built in 1939 by the Electric Boat Company, which means asbestos was lurking on the vessel in the form of wall insulation. For this reason, we highly encourage veterans who served on the USS Thresher to keep a close eye on their health and make sure the asbestos fibers they breathed in or swallowed have not affected their organs. The submarine was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1947 and subsequently sold for scrap.

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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