USS Kanawha (AOG-31) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Kanawha (AOG-31) 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 U.S. Navy for two years until it was decommissioned on March 23, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people on board and had its main missions in Eniwetok, San Pedro, Mare Island, Norfolk, Leyte, Aruba, the Marshalls and Ulithi. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and scrapped in 1964. Understanding the possible signs, symptoms, and nature of pulmonary malignancy related to asbestos, can reduce the time to diagnose them and potentially improve survival. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness and you have a well-traced history with relevance in asbestos exposure, take the time to seek out a second opinion from a doctor specialized in diagnosing and treating these diseases, as this could ultimately lead you to the best treatment options and might just save your life.

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Shipmates on USS Kanawha (AOG-31)

frederick a. peterson jr

walter louis riter

reed william triplett