USS Lookout (YAGR-2) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Lookout was a radar picket ship belonging to the Guardian-class that was used by the US Navy starting 1954 as part of the Distant Early Warning Line in the North Atlantic Ocean. Originally laid down as the SS Claude Kitchen in April 1945 by J.A. Jones Construction Corporation in Panama City, Florida, the ship was acquired by the US Navy and sent in the North Atlantic Ocean where it began its duty on the perimeter of the radar defense net established around the US. The ship operated out of a port in Davisville, Rhode Island until early 1965 when it sailed for Bayonne, New Jersey where it was decommissioned in July 1965. It was placed in the reserve fleet at Hudson River, New York and it was sold in 1970 to a Spanish scrapping company. 

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 Lookout (YAGR-2)

John Raymond Bissonnette

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Thomas Dulaney Diffendal

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Charles Thomas Edwards

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Thomas Francis Fallon Jr.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

John Wesley Henderson

89 years old

Dead

James Jay Hoyt

72 years old

Dead