USS Mount Hood (AE-11) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Mount Hood was a Mount Hood-class ammunition ship, C2-S-AJ1 type, which was laid down on September 28, 1943, as SS Marco Polo. It was renamed Mount Hood in order to avoid confusion with another ship that had the same name. The vessel was launched on November 28, 1943, and commissioned on July 1, 1944, under Comdr. Harold A. Turner's command. Soon after the commissioning, on November 10, 1944, the USS Mount Hood exploded twice, killed everyone on board and damaged 22 ships that happened to be around. Except for 13 men who headed to shore just before the explosion, no one survived on the ship. Among the ships that were damaged were the USS Alhena, the USS Aries, the SS Lyman, the USS Petrof Bay, and the USS Saginaw Bay. After the disaster, the USS Mount Hood was struck from the Naval Register on December 11, 1944.

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 Mount Hood (AE-11)

MASTON FRED CALHOON

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STUART FRANCIS BROWNE

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SAMUEL BROWN

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JOSEPH BROWN SR.

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ALBERT LYMAN BROOKS

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JOHN WILLIAM BRENNAN

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LOYD ALVIN BRAWLEY

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JOHN THOMAS BRANKS

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LEONARD BOWERS JR.

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ANAST GEORGE BOBOTAS

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EDGAR NOBLE BLOOM

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JOSEPH ANATOLO BIEHLER JR.

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EDMUND RICHARD BIEGEL

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RICHARD JAY BERTIN

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FLOYD FORD BERRY

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CARLTON EDMOND BARSTOW

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JAMES EDWARD BARNES

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LEE JACKSON BARKER JR.

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DAVID HERMAN BAIRD

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CLYDE THEODORE BAIR

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HAROLD EDWARD ARCHER

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HENRY ANTONIAZZI

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TOGO ANDREWS

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CHARLES JOSEPH ACQUAOTTA

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ROBERT EDWIN ADAMS

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