USS Picket (ACM-8) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Picket was a Chimo-class minelayer laid down in 1942 as USAMP-1 General Henry Knox and commissioned on March 6, 1945 as USS Picket under Lt. Robert F. Harwood’s command with the hull number ACM-8 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on June 24, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 69 people on board and had the main missions in Charleston, Panama Canal, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Okinawa or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 19, 1946 but it was acquired by the US Coast Guard and commissioned in 1946 as USCGC Willow (WLB-332) and it was in service for another 23 years until it was finally decommissioned in 1969.  

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 Picket (ACM-8)


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