USS Tularosa (AOG-43) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Tularosa was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on October 31, 1944 and launched on December 17, the same year. It was commissioned on January 10, 1945 under Lt. Rex Montgomery Stagner’s command with the hull number AOG-43 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on April 23, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Norfolk, Bermuda, Midway Island, Aruba, Panama, Oahu, San Diego or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 21, 1946 and sold to National Metal & Steel Corporation from Terminal Island in California in 1964. 

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 Tularosa (AOG-43)

GEORGE WASHINGTON HAUTH JR

89 years old

Dead

RICHARD YEHLING MOEBIUS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

SAMUEL KEITH PENIX

84 years old

Dead