USS Tulagi (CVE-72) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Tulagi was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on June 7, 1943 and launched on November 15, the same year. It was commissioned on December 21, 1943 with the hull number CVE-72 under Capt. Joseph Campbell Cronin’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on 30 April, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 860 men on board had the main missions in Seattle, Oran, Norfolk, San Diego, Pearl Harbor or the Marianas. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 8, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Tulagi received 4 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 Tulagi (CVE-72)

ERNEST BENSCH JR.

91 years old

Dead

LOWELL VARNEY BERRY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RODERICK DALE BITNER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A