USS Tinian (CVE-123) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Tinian was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on May 20, 1945 in Tacoma and launched on September 5, the same year. However, it was never commissioned but it was reclassified as an escort helicopter aircraft carrier. During to its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1066 and had the main missions along USNS Yuma. Because the latter experienced a few technical problems, the two ships had to be rescued by USCGC Fir. On June 1, 1970, USS Tinian was struck from the Navy List and sold for scraping the following year. 

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 Tinian (CVE-123)

BENNY LLOYD ABBOTT

93 years old

Alive

CLYDE MELVIN ADAMS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DUKE ADAMS JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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