USS Roxane (AKA-37) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Roxane was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on December 1, 1944 and launched on February 14, 1945. It was commissioned on March 12, 1945 under Comdr. James Stome’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on June 3, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, the Philippine Islands, Saipan, Okinawa, Sasebo, San Francisco, Manila, Ulithi, Yokosuka and Mitsugahama and it participated only in the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Roxane was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946 and it was scrapped on 1996. 

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 Roxane (AKA-37)

ROBERT G. BYREN

unknown age

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ROGER GAROVE

unknown age

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WALTER JOHN KAZIMIER

unknown age

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WALTER JOHN KAZIMIER

unknown age

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GEORGE MICHAEL KISTLER

89 years old

Dead

JAMES ROBERT LEWIS

95 years old

Dead

JAMES JOSEPH O'BEIRNE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GERARD RENE ROUTHIER

unknown age

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JOSEPH MANUEL SANTOS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL FRANCIS THIBEAULT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DERWIN CRESTON BROWN

89 years old

Dead