USS Burias (AG-69) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Burias (AG-69) was a Basilan-class miscellaneous auxiliary ship built at Delta Shipbuilding Corp., New Orleans, Louisiana, during World War II. The USS Burias (AG-69)’ keel was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract on 11 February 1944, as SS Mollie Moore Davis, launched on 27 March 1944, and placed in commission on 9 October 1944, at Mobile, AL., with LT. William M. Aye, USNR, in command. For decades, the U.S. Navy used asbestos extensively throughout its ships due to its useful properties. Sailors that worked below decks in boiler rooms and engine rooms were in especially close contact with the mineral. Navy personnel aboard navy ships were constantly exposed to airborne asbestos fibers no matter what they were doing. The USS Burias was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during the Second World War. Following World War II, she was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 9 November 1945. The USS Burias (AG-69) was decommissioned, on 9 April 1946, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.

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 Burias (AG-69)

JOHN EDGER HAMMOND

unknown age

Dead

C. O. HENDRICKS

unknown age

Dead

THOMAS MICHAEL MISTRETTA

unknown age

Dead

JOHN AUGUST TRUHE

unknown age

Dead

BURTON W.A. WOLF

unknown age

Dead

LEO DOMINICK CHIBAS

95 years old

Dead

ECTOR SPRAY GLEAVES

90 years old

Dead

HERBERT GEORGE GUELDEN

unknown age

Dead

ARTHUR ELWOOD LIPPINCOTT Jr

unknown age

Dead

WILLIAM PETER ROSEBOOM

90 years old

Dead

GEORGE GARCIA SILVAS

91 years old

Dead

GERALD WARREN WILSON

95 years old

Dead