USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23)

The USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23) was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on November 23, 1943, and launched on March 25, the following year. It was commissioned on May 19, 1944, under Lt. Lester F. Baker’s command with the hull number AOG-23 and it served in the U.S. Navy for two years until it was decommissioned on June 4, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people on board and had its main missions in New York, Norfolk, Guantanamo Bay, Panama Canal, Coco Solo, San Diego, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Saipan, and Balboa. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 23, 1947, and sold for commercial purposes. The veterans exposed to asbestos on the USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23) should monitor their health carefully, and consult a doctor if they experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, persistent dry cough, wheezing, chest pain, or tightness. If you were exposed to asbestos during military service, you are eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.

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