USS Hoga Case Study

Timeless Heroism

Snyder provided Lead-Based Paint stabilization for the interior compartments and engine room on one of the few remaining vessels that served in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

“The Hoga is extremely unique. It’s the only sea-going vessel that has ever used any Brownfields funds to be remediated.” - Justin Dixon, Snyder Environmental President

About the USS Hoga

Playing a key role in defending the US during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the USS Hoga (YT-146) is one of very few remaining vessels of its kind. During the attack, the USS Nevada battleship was taking heavy fire as the Japanese attempted to sink the ship to close the harbor. In a heroic feat, the USS Hoga ran to the aid of the USS Nevada, pushing it to shore to clear the bay.

Now owned and maintained by the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, the USS Hoga sits permanently on the shore of the Arkansas River in North Little Rock, AR. As part of a flagship Pulaski County Brownfields project, Snyder Environmental performed the lead-based paint stabilization of the ship prior to opening it for public viewing. The original lead-based paint was prevalent on almost every surface of the interior of the vessel, from bow to stern. After the abatement, the USS Hoga was able to be opened for public visitation as a timeless monument.

Case Details


Lead Paint Removal


North Little Rock, AR

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Year Remediated


Services Used

Lead Paint Removal

Lead based paint has regulations that should be adhered to in order to assure compliance with state and local laws. Use a firm with experience, adequately trained technicians and the proper equipment to ensure the safety of people around the project and reduce the potential for fines or lawsuits.

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