USS Pinnebog (AOG-58) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Pinnebog (AOG-58)

The USS Pinnebog (AOG-58) was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on December 9, 1944, and launched on May 12, the following year. It was commissioned for the first time on October 20, 1945, with the hull number AOG-58 and it served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned for the last time in September 1957. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 131 people on board. After decommissioning, the USS Pinnebog (AOG-58) was loaned to the U.S. Air Force and transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1987. The outbreak of World War II spurred the U.S. Navy to quickly build thousands of ships. More than 5,000 ships were built of which over 2,700 Liberty Ships, 800 Victory Vessels, 320 T-2 Tankers, and various auxiliary ships. Asbestos-containing materials were used in every U.S. Navy ship, thereby posing undue occupational hazards to the thousands of people who built and repaired these vessels. If you are a Navy veteran and if you experience symptoms like dry cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, or persistent chest pain, then it’s vital to talk to a doctor and let him/her know of your possible exposure to asbestos.

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Shipmates on USS Pinnebog (AOG-58)

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