USNS Clemson (T-AG-184) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USNS Clemson (T-AG-184)

The USNS Clemson (T-AG-184) was scheduled to be acquired by the U.S. Navy in February 1966 and was converted into Forward Depot Ships. The ship was placed into service with the Military Sea Transport Service. The SS Lindenwood Victory, a Victory-class cargo ship built by Permanente Metals Corporation, Richmond, California was chosen for conversion and named Clemson, but the program got canceled and the ship was not acquired by the Navy.

Most of the asbestos exposure aboard this ship occurred in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 62 Merchant Marine and 28 US Naval Armed Guards and was used as a cargo ship to support troops in the Pacific War, as merchant marine ship supplying goods, mail, and food during the Korean War. The ship delivered bombs for the Vietnam War in 1966 and was finally scrapped in 1994 in China.

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