USS Alchiba (AKA-6) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Alchiba was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship laid down on August 15, 1938 and launched on July 6 the next year with the hull number AKA-6. It was commissioned on June 15, 1941 under Comdr. Allen P. Mullinix’ command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned the first time on January 14, 1946. It carried a complement of 247 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in South Carolina, Nova Scotia, Norfolk, Society Islands, Hampton Roads, Chile, Bora Bora, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Espiritu Santo, Tongatapu, Hawaii and the Philippines. It was struck from the Navy Register on February 25, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Alchiba received 3 battle stars and received the Presidential Unit Citation for the service at Guadalcanal. 

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 Alchiba (AKA-6)

JAMES T. JENNINGS

unknown age

Dead

ERVIN V. KACZMAREK

unknown age

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HENRY T. KNIGHT

unknown age

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CLAUDE ELLETT LEFTWICH

92 years old

Dead

ROBERT DALE LITTEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CAMERON KENDRICK MALLOHAN JR

66 years old

Dead

SAM SABAS MARTINEZ

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOSEPH MAZALIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES F. MCGILL

unknown age

Dead

CURTIS FLOYD MUSGROVE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN DOUGLAS O\'BRIEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ADRIAN PELZNER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CAREY J. HOFFMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLIFFORD LEE GRISHAM

92 years old

Dead

JAMES SHEPHERD FREEMAN

26 years old

Dead

BERNARD M. FRANK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALTER DUNN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LEO F. DOYLE

unknown age

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GEORGE C. DIEBOLD

unknown age

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LLOYD KENNETH COVERT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM JOHN COLLINS JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM DONALD BAXTER

76 years old

Dead

ROBERT E. BALLARD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL NORMAN ANDERSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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