USS Birgit (AKA-24) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Birgit was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 22, 1944, and launched on July 18, the same year. It was commissioned on October 28, 1944, under Comdr. J. Burke’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. It carried a complement of 302 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Saipan, Guam, the Marianas, Eniwetok and Okinawa, Subic Bay and San Pedro Bay and it participated only in World War II. It was struck from the Navy List on May 21, 1946. 

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 Birgit (AKA-24)

MARION MELTON DECOURSEY

unknown age

Dead

ANTHONY SALVADOR GRAFF

88 years old

Dead

FRANCISZEK KRZYWDA JR

99 years old

Dead

RAY MCARTAN

74 years old

Dead