USS Baffins (CVE-35) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Baffins was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on July 18, 1942 and launched on October 18, the same year. It was commissioned on July 20, 1943 as HMS Ameer with the hull number D-01 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 20, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board and had the main missions in Vancouver, Trincomalee, Akyab, Cheduba Island, Malaya and Phuket Island. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and sold for scrapping in 1969 in Taiwan. 

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 Baffins (CVE-35)

FRANCIS H. KILLORIN

97 years old

Dead

WILLIAM LEHIGH REES

88 years old

Dead

ALFONSO SOSA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A