USS Gazelle (IX-116) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Gazelle was an unclassified miscellaneous vessel that was a used by the US Navy during World War II to assist the war operations in the Marshall Islands, Philippines, and Enewetak Atoll by delivering fuel to battleships carrying the operations. It was built as an auxiliary oiler under the name of SS Cyrus K. Holliday in November 1943 and immediately acquired by the Navy. The USS Gazelle took part in the assault in Kwajalein in early 1944 before sailing for Eniwetok and later, Majuro, to further carry out fueling operations through submarine-infested waters before sailing for Leyte. The ship remained at Leyte until September 1944 when it sailed for Korea and joined the Korean Service Group. After the war ended, the vessel was sent to Norfolk, Virginia to be placed out of commission and returned to the WSA. It was sold into private ownership in 1948. The USS Gazelle received one battle star for its service during World War II.

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 Gazelle (IX-116)

Emil Raymond Lorenz

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Gerald Russel Santos

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