USS Ibex (IX-119) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Ibex (IX-119) was an Armadillo-class tanker designated an unclassified miscellaneous vessel and commissioned by the U.S. Navy for service in World War II. The ship was laid down under Maritime Commission contract by California Shipbuilding Corporation in Wilmington, California on 16 October 1943 and launched 15 November 1943. She was placed in commission the same day with Lieutenant Commander John L. Frazer in command. From October 1944 until the end of World War II, the USS Ibex (IX-119) operated with Servron 8, Third Fleet, which supplied the fighting units during the most crucial months of the war. The ship decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia, on 28 June 1946 and was returned to the Maritime Commission on 30 June. In 1948 she was sold to T. J. Stevenson Company, Inc. and renamed Helen Stevenson. Because of the extensive use of asbestos on ships and in shipyards, Navy veterans make up approximately 3,000 mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year. Serving on the USS Ibex (IX-119) or assisting in the construction, repair, renovation, or demolition, is consequently a risk for contracting asbestos-related diseases.

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 Ibex (IX-119)

EARL ORISON CRANDALL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALLACE H. GUNDERSEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES E. OSBORNE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM VORESS WAGGONER

95 years old

Dead

GEORGE WATSON BARTON JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A