USS Commencement Bay (CVE-105) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Commencement Bay was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier launched on May 9, 1944. It was commissioned on November 27, the same year with the hull number CVE-105 under Capt. Roscoe Leroy Bowman’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 30, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1066 men on board and had the main missions in Seattle, Puget Sound, Bremerton, Pearl Harbor, Tacoma, Los Angeles or San Pedro. After the decommissioning, the ship was reclassified as CVHE-105 in 1955 and AKV-37 in 1959 and was scrapped in 1971. 

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 Commencement Bay (CVE-105)

EMRICK STEVE BARTKOVIAK

91 years old

Dead

RUDOLPH RAYMOND BAWZA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALFRED JOHN BIGGIO

88 years old

Dead