The USS Klickitat (AOG-64) was a Klickitat-class gasoline tanker launched on March 24, 1945. It was commissioned on July 14, the same year with the hull number AOG-64 and it served in the U.S. Navy for one year until it was decommissioned on January 23, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 80 people on board. After the first decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 7, 1946, and sold for commercial purposes to the Manuel Rodriguez Trading Corporation where it was renamed MV Captain. Eventually, it was rebuilt in 1948 and sold to Argentina where it was named ARA Punta Loyola.
Considered to be superior to other forms of insulation, inexpensive, abundant, lightweight, and strong, asbestos has been used extensively in nearly all components of the Navy ships. Thus, exposure to asbestos on naval ships occurred extensively in the past, before the mineral was determined to be a health risk. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Klickitat (AOG-64), we can put you in touch with attorneys that may be able to get you the money you deserve for your pain and suffering.