USS Natchaug (AOG-54) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Natchaug (AOG-54) was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on August 15, 1944, and launched on December 6, the same year. It was commissioned on July 19, 1945, under Lt. Harry E. Goza’s command with the hull number AOG-54 and it served in the U.S. Navy for 58 years until it was decommissioned for the last time in 2003. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 124 people on board and had its main missions in Wake Island, Midway Island, Canton Island, Christmas Islands, Guam, Tsingtao, Yokosuka and Sasebo. After decommissioning, the ship was sold to Greece, where it was renamed HNS Arethovsa (A-377). Symptoms of asbestos-related diseases include shortness of breath, chest pain, persistent cough, fatigue, and weight loss. These symptoms may appear decades after asbestos exposure, making it difficult to pinpoint where the asbestos exposure occurred. If you are a Navy veteran that served on the USS Natchaug (AOG-54) and your health has been affected by a condition provoked by asbestos, we can explain the benefits of which you may be entitled.

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Shipmates on USS Natchaug (AOG-54)

Joseph L. Burris

George Coleman Johnston

Brownlow Eplpy Miller

Howard G. Morrow

Miguel Chavez Perez

Conis William Rogers

John Edward Thomas

William R. Turner

George Joseph Wilinich