USS Wrangell (AE-12) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Wrangell was a Mount Hood-class ammunition ship laid down as SS Midnight in February 1944. Soon, the name of the ship was changed into USS Wrangell and was commissioned on October 10, 1944, under Comdr. Haskell C. Todd's command. After the final test of the vessel, it started the missions for the Naval Ammunition Depot in New Jersey. Then, it started to sail to the Panama Canal, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, and Japanese islands. During its activity, it loaded over 50 ships for battle. After the war finished, Wrangell remained in Tokyo Bay to participate in the initial phase of the occupation of the Japanese islands, then it sailed home that autumn. On November 19, 1946, USS Wrangell was decommissioned at Orange. The Korean War that started in 1950 determined the Navy to call back many of the ships that were inactive. This was USS Wrangell's chance to be commissioned again on November 14, 1951. It also participated in the Vietnam War where it transported ammunition for the combatant ships. Upon its returning to the East Coast, USS Wrangell was decommissioned on December 21, 1970. Six years later, on October 1, 1976, the ship was struck from the US Navy list. For the services brought to the country during the 2 wars, the World War II and the Vietnam War, the ship received 8 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

Shipmates on USS Wrangell (AE-12)

HENRY N. MCCOY

unknown age

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ROBERT WILLIAM MASTERS SR.

unknown age

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JAMES L. LEPKOWSKI

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JACK RICHARD KOIVISTO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DAVID J. KLUEMPKE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GEORGE KLEINHAGEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JERVUS E. KING JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLARENCE ARTHUR HILL JR.

90 years old

Dead

DAVID WILLIAM HENDERSON

unknown age

Dead

WALTER FRANKLIN GANEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DRUE IRVIN FOSTER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

STERLING FLOURNOY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LLOYD PIERCE EVANS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT ARNOLD EDSTROM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN EDWARD DOUGAN

90 years old

Dead

JAMES LUKE DIMOND

82 years old

Dead

GARY GENE CHRISTENSEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN ARTHUR CHITTY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EMILIEN JOSEPH CAILLER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM DANIEL BRINSON SR

77 years old

Dead

CHARLES W. BARTHOLOMEW

unknown age

Dead

CHARLES ROBERT AYER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CECIL SPANTON ASHDOWN

91 years old

Dead

ROBERT KIRKLAND ARANT JR.

88 years old

Dead

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