USS Genesee (AOG-8) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Genesee was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker launched on September 23, 1943. It was commissioned on May 27, the following year under Lt. O. R. Heath’s command with the hull number AOG-8 and it served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was struck from the Navy List on June 25, 1972. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 131 people onboard and had the main missions in Aruba, Okinawa, Sasebo, Ulithi, Hollandia, Pearl Harbor, Samoa or Guam. After the striking, the ship was sold to Chile in 1972, where it was renamed Beagle. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Genesee received 1 battle star, 1 battle star for the Korean service and another 5 campaign stars for the Vietnam activity. 

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 Genesee (AOG-8)

ARTHUR WYMAN BALL

20 years old

Dead

SAMUEL LLOYD BEDOGNE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLEMENT KENRICK BELLAIRS III

unknown age

Uncertain N/A