USS Diamond Head (AE-19) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Diamond Head was a 459-foot long ammunition ship launched on February 3, 1945 and commissioned on August 9, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. F. C. Snow's command. One month later, the ship started to accomplish its duty in Norfolk. The ship played a very important role in testing suitable exterior markings for hospital ships. On August 23, 1946, the Diamond Head was decommissioned and placed into reserve. Five years later, on August 9, 1951, the same day as the first commissioning, the ship was put in commission for the second time in order to take part in the Korean War. It served in the US Navy for another 22 years before being struck from the Naval Register on March 1, 1973. One year later, in 1974, the Diamond Head was sold for scrap.

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

Shipmates on USS Diamond Head (AE-19)

ROY ARTHUR HOENIG

unknown age

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ROBERT PHILIP HARTLEY

unknown age

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JAMES WESLEY HARRIS

unknown age

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GEORGE WILLIAM HANKINS

83 years old

Dead

EUGENE K. HALPIN

76 years old

Dead

HUGH JAMES GORMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANK MCCLEAN GENTSCH JR.

unknown age

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JOHN J. GALLAGHER JR.

unknown age

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JOSEF HIRSCH FRANKEL

unknown age

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CHESTER WAYNE FOSHEE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THELBERTM. FARMER

unknown age

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AMBROSE M. FARMER

unknown age

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VINCENT J. ERMOVICK

unknown age

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THOMAS EDWARD EATON JR.

82 years old

Dead

DAVID RIGBY CARLISLE

unknown age

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ELMER G. BYERS JR.

89 years old

Dead

RONALD BROWN

unknown age

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GLEN A. BRADEN

unknown age

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LARRY JUDE BLANCHARD

unknown age

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DONNIE MACK BINKLEY

71 years old

Dead

RAYMOND J. BANACH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JESSE JAMES ABSHER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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