USS Firedrake (AE-14) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Firedrake was a Mount Hood-class ammunition ship that served in the US Navy for 22 years. It was launched on May 12, 1944, and commissioned for the first time on December 27, 1944, under Commander A. Elb's command. It was a 459-foot long vessel, with a 63-foot beam, which carried over 260 officers on board. The ship had the mission to provide ammunition to the US Navy fleet. It was decommissioned for the first time on February 21, 1946, and then it was placed in reserve. After 5 years of being inactive, the USS Firedrake was recommissioned on October 11, 1951, and was assigned to San Francisco in order to accomplish annual tours in the Western Pacific for 10 years. It also participated in the Korean War supplying ammunition for the US Navy fleet. It helped in the evacuation of the Tachen Islands in 1955. In October 1971, the ship was decommissioned for the last time and received a total of 6 battle stars for the services brought to the country.

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 Firedrake (AE-14)

ROBERT WAYNE HALL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WESLEY WAYNE FIRST

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES BERNARD EVERSMANN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ELMORE JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALTER PAUL DUENSING

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL F. DARRAH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MAXIE LEON CURTIS

85 years old

Dead

JAMES C. COCHRAN

87 years old

Dead

LARRY WAYNE CLARK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FREDERICK J. CICIO

84 years old

Dead

BERTRAM PARKS CHASE

80 years old

Dead

HERMAN JAMES CARNEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES R. BYRD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT LESLIE BUMGARNER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CARL EDWARD BULL

92 years old

Dead

RONALD K. BLANTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HENRY BLAIR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ARTHUR KING BENNETT JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES ANTHONY BARTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ANTHONY MICHAEL BALICKI

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THOMAS E. ABERNATHY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

STANLEY KLOSINSKI

80 years old

Alive

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