USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Kasaan Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier launched on August 20, 1942. It was commissioned on December 4, the following year with the hull number CVE-69 under Capt. B. E. Grow’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on July 6, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 856 men on board had the main missions in Saipan, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Guam, Ulithi or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping on February 2, 1960. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Kasaan Bay received 1 battle star. 

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 Kasaan Bay (CVE-69)

VIRGIL OWENS ARMSTRONG

91 years old

Dead

HARRY BRINKLEY BASS

28 years old

Dead

MERLE WELDON BITTNER

88 years old

Dead