USS Luzon (ARG-2) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Luzon (ARG-2) was an internal combustion engine repair ship built at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland, during World War II. The USS Luzon (ARG-2) keel was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract on 8 April 1943, launched on 14 May 1943 and placed in commission on 12 October 1944 with CDR. Elmer R. Runquist in command. Like other ships of her time, the USS Luzon (ARG-2) was built with asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos was prized for its resistance to heat, water, fire, and corrosion, so it could be found in virtually every area of the ship in hundreds of applications including steam lines, pumps, boilers, condensers, evaporators, turbines, deck material, and electrical equipment. During World War II, the USS Luzon (ARG-2) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Korean War Campaign. Following World War II, she performed occupation service in the Far East from 3 October to 24 December 1945. On 26 August 1974, the ship was sold to Ssangyong Trading Co., Seoul, South Korea, for scrapping.

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 Luzon (ARG-2)

HAROLD R. BALL

unknown age

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DOUGLAS A. BEWALL

unknown age

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MYRON BOLUCH

96 years old

Dead

EULALIO G. CABRIALES

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HERMAN JAMES CARNEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

YUNG CHIN CHANG

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VANDER CLARK JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRED DUCKERT

unknown age

Dead

GEORGE J. DUERR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

AVEN G. GOOCH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FERRELL GLEN HILL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MARTIN THOMAS LAVIN

80 years old

Dead

RICHARD D. LINES

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MICHAEL J. MAIARA

unknown age

Dead

ROBERT BOWEN MCCLURE JR.

unknown age

Dead

HARRY A. OLSZAK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLIFFORD K. PLATT JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VINCENT LEONARD PULLO

unknown age

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JACKSON L. SCHULTZ

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BENNY JOE SEABERRY

77 years old

Dead

BENJAMIN P. SMITH JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DONALD P. SULLIVAN JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL L. THOMPSON

unknown age

Dead

MILFORD RAYMOND WONDERLICH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN JOSEPH ZIMITS

unknown age

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