USS Puget Sound (CVE-13) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Puget Sound was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on May 12, 1944 and launched on November 20, the same year. It was commissioned on June 18, 1945 with the hull number CVE-113 under Capt. Charles F. Coe’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on October 18, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1066 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Hawaii, Tokyo Bay, Nagoya, Hong Kong, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Alameda or Matsuyama. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping in Hong Kong. 

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 Puget Sound (CVE-13)


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