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

The USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84) 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. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 27, 1958, and sold for scrapping to Hyman Michaels Corporation in Chicago in May. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Shamrock Bay received 3 battle stars.

All Navy vessels manufactured during World War II, whether they were combatants or support craft such as tankers and transports, were full of asbestos. Warships were especially packed with asbestos to prevent fires and excessive heat on board. Because many World War II-era vessels were in active service in Korea and Vietnam, even more people were exposed to the hazardous mineral long after World War II ended.

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Shipmates on USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)

meyer brennan

james r. clevenger

lawrence dralle arnett

hubert a. cochran

charles william eck

kenneth marvin erickson

buford c. hartwick

ben batchelor johnson

robert rolland mcdaniel

john edward trow

frank trenwith ward

jake a. warr jr