USS Mona Island (ARG-9) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Mona Island (ARG-9) was a Luzon-class internal combustion engine repair ship built at Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, under Maritime Commission contract. She was laid down on 10 April 1944, launched on 11 May 1944 and placed in commission on 17 October 1944, with CDR K. F. Horne in command. During World War II, the USS Mona Island was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 May to 30 June 1945. She earned one battle star for World War II service. All navy personnel were directly in contact with asbestos because the miracle mineral was used extensively throughout all types of Navy ships for a period of about 30 to 40 years. Asbestos was the main ingredient from steam pipes, liners on boiler tank interiors, floor, ceiling and wall protection in boiler rooms, insulative pipe wraps on delivery systems, valves and pumps. Those working on navy ships would, no doubt, have come into contact with the dangerous material at some point during their career.

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 Mona Island (ARG-9)

FREDERICK JOSEPH ALEXA

90 years old

Dead

RAYMOND HENRY BATES

93 years old

Dead

LEO ALTON BOYLE

93 years old

Dead

EDWARD LOUIS DENCE

unknown age

Dead

HARRY G. DILTS

91 years old

Dead

EDWARD WILSON DITTO

unknown age

Dead

GEORGE ELDEN SAYRE

unknown age

Dead

FRANK EDWARD PERRELLA

unknown age

Dead

JOHN B. PAYNE SR

unknown age

Dead

JOSEPH NICHOLAS MASTROCINQUE

unknown age

Dead

THOMAS A. HOFFMAN

unknown age

Dead

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