USS Camel (IX-113) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Camel (IX-113), an Armadillo-class tanker was launched as William H. Carruth under a Maritime Commission contract on October 31, 1943, by California Shipbuilding Corporation, Wilmington, California. These ships were equipped with parts containing asbestos, a carcinogenic material. The ship was acquired by the US Navy on November 22, 1943, and commissioned under the command of Lieutenant D. Dunham, Jr., USNR. The USS Camel (IX-113) participated in the Okinawa Gunto operation during World War II and earned one battle star for the service. The ship was deactivated on May 24, 1963, after a series of transfers to various companies and was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.

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 Camel (IX-113)

ALFRED GUY CHANLEY

96 years old

Alive

ROBERT JOHN FINK

unknown age

Alive

JAMES EDWARD THOMAS

unknown age

Dead