USS Alchiba (AKA-6) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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Stuff You Should Know

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. 

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