USS Alamance (AKA-75) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Alamance was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 15, 1944, and launched on November 11, the same year. It was commissioned on December 22, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Otto John Stein’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 25, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Panama Canal, Eniwetok, Saipan, Palau Islands, Ulithi, and the Philippines. After the decommissioning, USS Alamance returned to Maritime Commission. In 1947 the ship was sold to Prudential Line Shipping Company where it was renamed SS Southstar. 

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 Alamance (AKA-75)

WILLIAM LAWRENCE GRINNELL

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LOUIS WILLIAM DENNY

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JAMES D. CROCKER

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