USS Nehenta Bay (CVE-74) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Nehenta Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier launched on November 28, 1943. It was commissioned on January 3, the following year with the hull number CVE-74 under Capt. Horace A. Butterfield’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on 15 May, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Manus, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Majuro, Eniwetok, the Marianas, Ulithi or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping on June 29, 1960 to Coalmarket, Inc. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Nehenta Bay received 7 battle stars.

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