The USS Sheepscot (AOG-24) was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on December 15, 1943, and launched on April 9, the following year. It was commissioned on June 27, 1944, under Lt. George A. Wagner’s command with the hull number AOG-24 and it served in the U.S. Navy for one year until it was capsized off Iwo Jima on June 6, 1945. It was struck on November 1, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people on board and had its main missions in the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Sheepscot received many awards.
Those who served on the USS Sheepscot (AOG-24) are at risk of developing lung cancer or another life-threatening disease as a result of asbestos exposure. Navy veterans exposed to asbestos decades ago are only now being diagnosed with life-threatening diseases and wondering where to turn for help. We can contribute to providing information to veterans who served on asbestos-contaminated vessels and shipyards across the U.S.