USS Outpost (AGR-10) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Outpost (AGR-10) was a radar picket ship acquired by the US Navy in 1956 from the reserve fleet for radar picket duty in the North Atlantic, as part of the Distant Early Warning Line program. The ship was originally laid down as the Liberty Ship SS Francis J. O’Gara by the J.A. Jones Construction Company in Panama City, Florida, and then transferred to the US Maritime Commission in June 1945. Its World War II service consisted of several cruises to the US West Coast and various European ports, operated by the Calmer Steamship Corporation. After the war, the vessel was operated by several companies, until January 1948 when it was laid up in the reserve fleet of the Maritime Commission at Mobile, Alabama. Exposure to asbestos fibers generally does not lead to immediate health issues. Inhaled asbestos fibers cause the lung to fur up (asbestosis), or the walls of the lung to thicken and restrict expansion (pleural thickening), or cause cells to mutate and proliferate (lung cancer and mesothelioma). If you are a veteran who served on the USS Outpost (AGR-10) and came to suffer from one of the previously mentioned diseases, we strongly advise you to take legal action as soon as possible.

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Shipmates on USS Outpost (AGR-10)