An oiler, the USS Monongahela was built during WWII by Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Chester, PA. It was constructed using asbestos.
USS Monongahela (AO 42) – Navy Oiler
Status: Disposed of by dismantling, scrapping
Launch Date: 1942
Commission Date: 9/11/1942
Decommission Date: 8/22/1957
The USS Monongahela shuttled fuel oil, aviation gasoline, diesel oil, various dry cargoes, and ammunition between the United States and Allied forces in the South Pacific. She supported the invasions of Okiniawa and Iwo Jima among many others. The USS Monongahela received ten battle stars for World War II service, and two battle stars for Korean War service.
An Oiler is a large vessel that is designed to carry bulk oil to other ships in the fleet while they are underway. The oilers that served during World War II generally weighed several hundred tons and were around 530 feet in length. These vessels tend to move slower, and as such were common targets of German U-Boats during the Second World War. Crewmembers who sailed aboard oilers brought essential goods to their fellow Navy vessels, all the while being exposed to Asbestos.
Anyone who served on an oiler should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.
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