USS Palawan (ARG-10) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Palawan (ARG-10) was a Luzon-class internal combustion engine repair ship built at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard of Baltimore, Maryland, during World War II. The ship was laid down as a Maritime Commission type (EC-2-S-C1) hull under Maritime Commission contract. The USS Palawan (ARG-10) was named for Palawan Island in the Philippines and saw service in the United States Navy during the final days of World War II and in the post-war period. Following World War II, the USS Palawan was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East. In 1977 the USS Palawan (ARG-10) was sunk off of Redondo Beach, CA as an artificial reef. Asbestos diseases are so frequent nowadays among Navy veterans because the toxic substance was present everywhere starting with pipes and turbines rooms, to mess halls and sleeping quarters.

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Palawan (ARG-10)

JOHN GORDON COBER

unknown age

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FRED GARCIA

unknown age

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DEWEY WALTER JACKSON

unknown age

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HERMAN W. MIZZELL

unknown age

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EARL EUGENE CANADA

89 years old

Dead

ROBERT ALLEN CONZETT

96 years old

Dead

LAUREL WADE DOWNING

92 years old

Dead

ALBERT H FLEITMAN

93 years old

Dead

BURNELL LEVERE GROGG

unknown age

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THOMAS EDWARD HAUGH

95 years old

Dead

RICHARD NELMS JONES

unknown age

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EUGENE EDWARD LABONTE

94 years old

Dead

CALVIN DOUD WAKEFIELD

unknown age

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