USS Isle Royale (AD-29) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Isle Royale (AD-29) is a Shenandoah-class destroyer tender launched on September 19, 1945. It was commissioned on June 9, 1962, with the hull number AD-29 and served in the U.S. Navy for two years until it was decommissioned on March 11, 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 977 people on board and had its main missions in Pearl Harbor, Long Beach, California, Vietnam, and the Subic Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 15, 1976, and sold for scrapping to Waterman Supply Corporation. For the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War, the USS Isle Royale received one battle star. Veterans from every branch of the U.S. military were exposed to cancer-causing materials during their years of service. Navy veterans are particularly at risk for an asbestos-related disease because the dangerous mineral was used in every ship and shipyard that the Navy built from the 1930s through the 1970s. Asbestos could be found below deck in engine and boiler rooms, navigation rooms, weapons and ammunition storage rooms, and above deck in sleeping quarters and mess halls.

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Shipmates on USS Isle Royale (AD-29)

Dewey Eugene Babb

Thomas J. Baia

Edward Earl Baier

Bob McGraw

Rodney Owen Duffy

Leroy James Edgar

Curtis Fredric Hanson

Willis Moore Harkness Jr.

Clayton John Johnson

Donald Ray Kreutzinger

Allan E. Launder

Michael Joseph Maskulak

Thomas Albert Maxwell

Edward William Przybylski

Robert C. Moe

George Robert Rivera

William D. Roche

Joseph G. Saltalamacchia Jr.

Roger Leon Sorrells

Beldin A. Trow

Ernesto S. Villamil

Charles W. Young