USS Rio Grande (AOG-3) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Rio Grande was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on June 30, 1942 and launched on September 23, the same year. It was commissioned on April 10, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Lawrence J. Hasse’s command with the hull number AOG-3 and it served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on January 6, 1956. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 131 people onboard and had the main missions in Alaska, Seattle, Norfolk, French Indochina, Korea, Shemya Island or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1960 and sold to General Metals in 1972, where it was subsequently scrapped. 

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

Shipmates on USS Rio Grande (AOG-3)

QUERINO AUGUST ALTERI

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THOMAS R. ATKINSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLARENCE DALE BARKLEY

90 years old

Dead

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