USS Kalamazoo (AOG-30) 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 Kalamazoo was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on July 7, 1944 and launched on August 30, the same year. It was commissioned on October 14, 1944 under Lt. W. Pierson’s command with the hull number AOG-30 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 18, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Borneo, San Pedro, Panama Canal, Norfolk, Leyte, Aruba, New Guinea or Morotai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold to Colombia where it as renamed ARC Blas de Lezo (BT-62). 

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