USS Nespelen (AOG-55) 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 Nespelen was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on August 28, 1944 and launched on April 10, the following year. It was commissioned on August 9, 1945 under Lt. Thomas W. Purcell’s command with the hull number AOG-55 and it served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1975. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 124 people onboard and had the main missions in Havana, Guantanamo Bay, Algiers, Marseilles, Malta, Tripoli, Iskenderun or Naples. After the striking, the ship was sold for scrap to Union Minerals & Alloys in 1976. 

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