USS Mazama (AE-9) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Mazama was a Lassen-class ammunition ship. It was laid down on April 14, 1942, and launched on August 15, 1943. The ship was commissioned on March 10, 1944, under Comdr. P.V.R. Harris' command. It served for 2 years while it helped at the liberation of the Philippines until it was decommissioned for the first time on August 3, 1946. On April 24, 1952, after 6 years of inactivity, the USS Mazama was commissioned again and it was assigned to Atlantic Fleet, operating off the east coast and serving in the US Navy along with the 6th Fleet. On June 1, 1957, the ship was decommissioned for the second time and, after another 4 years of inactivity, on November 27, 1961, it was commissioned for the last time, participating in fleet exercises along the Atlantic seaboard and the Caribbean. In May 1970, the ship was decommissioned for the last time and, on September 1, 1970, it was struck from the Naval Register. For the services brought to its country, the ship received 5 battle stars.

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 Mazama (AE-9)

JULIUS CLARENCE PAYNE JR.

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PAUL FRANCIS PALLADENO

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RICHARD LEROY NEPTUNE

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DARRELL A. NELSON

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AUGUST R. MATTHIES

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WARREN ELLIOTT MACMATH

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KEITH ALAN LUBERGER

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EDWARD A. KOPCHINSKY

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BARRY L. JONES SR.

unknown age

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MELVIN HYMAN

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JACK BERG HOLLOWAY

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JOHN ROBERT HANKEY

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EDWARD JOHN GRIMM JR.

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ROBERT D. GREEN

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LEONIST FRANKLIN

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CARMINE DEFRANCESC

85 years old

Dead

LLOYD CARL DAVIS

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ROBERT CRANDALL

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ROBERT EDWARD COX

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RAYMOND COOLBAUGH JR.

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DARRYL GENE CLAUSON

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GERALD ORMAN BUSIC

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ROBERT ALAN BURKMAN

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GEORGE BYRON BATES JR.

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