USS Sangamon (CVE-26) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Sangamon was a Sangamon-class escort carrier laid down on March 13, 1939 and launched on November 4, the same year. It was commissioned on October 23, 1940 under Commander J. H. Duncan’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945. Later, it was reclassified as AVG-26, CVE-26 or ACV-26. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 830 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, San Diego, Espiritu Santo, New Caledonia, New Hebrides or Eniwetok. After the striking, the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sangamon received 8 battle stars. 

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 Sangamon (CVE-26)

HYRUM LEWIS ALLYN

Died on 01/25/1944

Dead

COPELON O'NEIL ARMSTRONG

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DAVID WILLIAM AVERY

Died on 05/04/1945

Dead

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