USS Manokin (AOG-60) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Manokin (AOG-60) was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on June 28, 1943, and launched on January 25, the following year. It was commissioned on October 27, 1944, under Lt. John R. O’Halloran’s command with the hull number AOG-60 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 27, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 66 people on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1946, and sold for scrapping to Standard-Vacuum Oil Corporation in 1946 where it was renamed MT Mei Ping and, subsequently, to Petroleum Storage Service in 1964 where it was renamed MT Sea Horse. In 1988, the USS Manokin (AOG-60) was scrapped.

If you have symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, persistent dry cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing, these are signs of asbestosis. Navy veterans who served onboard the USS Manokin (AOG-60) may have been exposed to asbestos on the ship. Exposure-related symptoms occur only decades later. If you have an asbestos-related diagnosis, you may be entitled to VA benefits and compensation.

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