USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79) 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 Ommaney Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on October 6, 1943 and launched on December 29, the same year. It was commissioned on February 11, 1944 with the hull number CVE-79 under Capt. Howard L. Young’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was struck by a kamikaze aircraft on 4 January, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Manus, Astoria, Puget Sound, San Diego. 

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