USS Hiwassee (AOG-29) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Hiwassee was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker launched on August 30, 1944. It was commissioned on October 17, the same year under Lt. R. Racliffe’s command with the hull number AOG-29 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 22, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Panama Canal, Ulithi or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold to Luzon Stevedoring Corporation. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hiwassee received one battle star.   

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