USS Paricutin (AE-18) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Paricutin was a 459-foot long ammunition ship laid down on December 7, 1944, and launched on January 30, 1945. It was commissioned on March 3, 1945, and received the mission to carry the excess of ammunition from the forward areas in Pacific to Bangor, Washington, and Port Chicago. After 2 years, it became inactive and on April 30, 1948, the ship was decommissioned. The Korean War triggered the activation of the vessel and, on July 28, 1950, the USS Paricutin was recommissioned. The ship started immediately its mission to Japan to carry ammunition for ships located on both coasts of Korea. On June 1, 1973, the USS Paricutin was struck from the Naval Register.

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 Paricutin (AE-18)

LLOYD GLENN MURRELL

78 years old

Dead

EDWARD CHARLES MORGAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES EDWARD MANIER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LARRY LOGGINS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RONALD BERNARD LITTLEJOHN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GILBERT LINCOLN III

83 years old

Dead

FREDERICK WILLIAM KRAMER

unknown age

Dead

JERRY KLEAMES

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES W. KING JR.

87 years old

Dead

ALLEN JONES JR.

83 years old

Dead

HILTON M. HOLTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DEAN FREDRICK HARMESON

63 years old

Dead

CHARLES PHILIP GIBFRIED

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LARRY RICHARD FAY

72 years old

Dead

WILLIAM B. EPPS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

J. C. ELLISON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VAN VERNON EASON JR

59 years old

Dead

JOHN C. DICHARD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM T. CUMLER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FLOYD E. COMBS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL SELVESTER COEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PERRY K. ANDERSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DANIEL MONTEZ ALVAREZ

20 years old

Dead

Jerry W. Swanson

unknown age

Dead

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