USS Natoma Bay (CVE-62) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Natoma Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on January 17, 1943 and launched on July 20, the same year. It was commissioned on October 14, 1943 with the hull number CVE-62 under Capt. Harold L. Meadow’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 20, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Saipan, Eniwetok, Pearl Harbor, Tanahmerah Bay, Manus, Palaus or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1958 and sold for scrapping on July 30, the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Natoma Bay received 7 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation. 

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

Shipmates on USS Natoma Bay (CVE-62)

ROBERT DOUGLAS ASTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARRIS MONROE AUSTIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

SVEN IVAR BOSTROM JR.

90 years old

Dead

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