USS Grouse (AMc-12) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Grouse (AMc-12) was a Firecrest-class coastal minesweeper launched in 1938. It was commissioned on June 20, 1941, and served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on August 26, 1944. During its activity, the ship had its main missions within the 11th Naval District under Lt. Theodore L. Bergen’s command, removing the mines located in the minefields in the water so that other ships could pass safely. On September 23, 1944, the ship was struck from the Naval Register and delivered to the War Shipping Administration the following year on February 5. Asbestos-related diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, are frequently seen among U.S. Navy veterans. Diagnosing asbestos-related pulmonary issues is often hard because symptoms are similar to those of other respiratory conditions. The health care provider will check the medical history, especially the history of asbestos exposure, do a physical examination, and order an X-ray to check for changes in the lungs from asbestos exposure.

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Shipmates on USS Grouse (AMc-12)

Willis C. Barnes

James Raymond Gable Sr.

Sumner Kittelle Moore

Robert Ora Reynolds