The USS Nemasket (AOG-10) was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on October 6, 1942, and launched on October 20, the following year. It was commissioned on June 16, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Gillespie G. Boyd’s command with the hull number AOG-10 and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on September 22, 1959. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 131 people on board and had its main missions in Panama, Ulithi, San Diego, Saipan, Palaus, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1960. For the services brought to the country during World War II and the Korean War, the USS Nemasket (AOG-10) received 11 medals.
Long term asbestos-exposure is very dangerous to our health. It can take decades before the symptoms appear. If you served on board the USS Nemasket (AOG-10) and you are experiencing a persistent dry cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, and tightness in your chest, these are signs of asbestos fibers in your lungs. Navy veterans diagnosed with asbestos-exposure related diseases may be entitled to benefits and compensation.