USS Altamaha (AVG-18/ACV-18/CVE-18) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Altamaha was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on December 19, 1941 and launched on May 25, the following year. It was commissioned on September 15, 1942 under Capt. J. R. Tate’s command with the hull number CVE-18 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on September 27, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 970 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Espiritu Santo, New Caledonia, Nouméa, Fiji, Nadi, Funafuti or Cuba. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping on April 25, 1961 to Eisenberg & Co in New York City. 

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