USS Bogue (CVE-9) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Bogue (CVE-9) was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on October 1, 1941, and launched on January 15, the following year. It was commissioned on September 26, 1942, under Capt. G. E. Short’s command with the hull number CVE-9 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on November 30, 1946. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on March 1, 1959, and subsequently sold for scrapping in Japan. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Bogue received 3 battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation.

Boiler operators, gunner’s mates, damage controlmen, electricians, pipefitters, those working in boiler rooms, were at an increased risk for asbestos exposure. When asbestos is disturbed by installation, maintenance, or removal, it becomes friable or easily crumbling, and that will release inhalable asbestos fibers into the air as a result. Service members who came in contact with asbestos products could then inhale the invisible asbestos particles.

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Shipmates on USS Bogue (CVE-9)

John Anthony

William P. Austin

Wilson Harding Barber

George Norman Beers

Clayton R. Bump

George John Dufek

John Nathaniel Hart

Jack Ray Claxton

John E. Hibbs Jr.

Ralph Lee Hiestand

Bradford Jealous

Bill Lakin

R. L. Marler

Michael P. Nuzzo

Richard Spalding Rogers

Lester C. Styer

Frederick Wayne Talcott

Merald R. Woods

James J. Priestly