USS Belle Isle (AG-73) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Belle Isle was a miscellaneous auxiliary ship belonging to the Basilan-class, operated by the US Navy during World War II. The ship was built in South Portland, Maine by the New England Shipbuilding Co. in September 1944 and launched in November the same year. It was transferred to the Navy and converted to a repair ship soon after the launch. After its conversion, the USS Belle Isle served at Okinawa assisting ships with repairs in the Pacific and then sailed for Wakayama to carry out its repairing duties until March 1946. After the war, the ship arrived on the West Coast to be decommissioned and placed in the reserve fleet in San Diego. In 1951, the vessel went through another conversion and redesigned as a stores issue ship. It was used as a target ship and sunk by the Destroyer Squadron 13 on the coast of San Diego. 

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 Belle Isle (AG-73)

John Joseph Collins

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Clesson Wallace Downs

70 years old

Dead

Martin Patrick Golden Jr.

95 years old

Dead

William Allen Gootz

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Eugene O. Jones Sr.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

William J. Judge

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

John M. McGuinness

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Robert George Pappas

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

William Glennard Tabor

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Edwin Adams Torrey

82 years old

Dead