USS Valley Forge (CV/CVA/CVS-45, LPH-8) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The 888-foot ship was built in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the World War II. Essex-class aircraft carrier with hull number CV-45, the ship was commissioned in 1946. With almost 3,500 men aboard, it served in the US Navy’s Atlantic Fleet during the end of the 1950s. The ship was decommissioned in 1970, being in active service for 24 years. The contamination with asbestos happened because of the manufacturers who used asbestos within 1930 and 1970 to build the equipment on board. The most dangerous places on the ship were the boilers and the engine rooms because of the poor ventilation combined with the high concentration of asbestos used to build the equipment.

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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Shipmates on USS Valley Forge (CV/CVA/CVS-45, LPH-8)

STERLING ADKINS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES ALLEBRAND

86 years old

Dead

ARNOLD E. ALLEMAND JR

93 years old

Dead