USS Kanawha (AOG-31) 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


Stuff You Should Know

USS Kanawha was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on August 30, 1944 and launched on October 18, the same year. It was commissioned on November 23, 1944 under Lt. C. J. Byrne’s command with the hull number AOG-31 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 23, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Eniwetok, San Pedro, Mare Island, Norfolk, Leyte, Aruba, the Marshalls or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and scrapped in 1964.  

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