USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Shamrock Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on March 15, 1943 and launched on February 4, the following year. It was commissioned on March 15, 1944 with the hull number CVE-84 under Capt. Frank T. Ward’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on 6 July, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board and had the main missions in Casablanca, China, Burma, India, Panama, San Diego, Manus or Alameda. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List in June 27, 1958 and sold for scrapping to Hyman Michaels Corporation in Chicago in May. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Shamrock Bay received 3 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

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Shipmates on USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)


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