USS Wakulla (AOG-44) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Wakulla (AOG-44) was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on October 31, 1944, and launched on December 17, the same year. It was commissioned on February 3, 1945, under Lt. Clifford G. Pickering’s command with the hull number AOG-44 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on June 13, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Long Island, Netherlands West Indies, Aruba, Panama, Hawaii, San Diego, and Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 19, 1946, and sold to Oriental Trade and Transport Corporation in 1946 where it was renamed Mei An and, subsequently, to Standard Vacuum Corporation where it was renamed Stanvac Ogan in 1963, and to Petroleum Sg Service where it was renamed Sea Raven. In 1980, the USS Wakulla (AOG-44) was scrapped. Navy veterans have the highest percentage, among military service members, developing asbestos exposure-related diseases. If you have an asbestos-related diagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Shipmates on USS Wakulla (AOG-44)