USS Alcor (AK-259) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Alcor (AK-259), a Greenville Victory-class cargo ship was laid down as SS Rockland Victory on February 28, 1944, under a Maritime Commission contract at Oregon Shipbuilding Co., Portland OR. The ship was launched on April 29, 1944, and served during World War II for two years. The ship was acquired by the U.S. Navy on July 16, 1951, and was converted to a Navy Cargo Ship. Most of the asbestos exposure aboard this ship occurred in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. The ship was commissioned as USS Alcor (AK-259) under CDR. Harry A. Long’s command on March 1, 1952 and served the Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on December 30, 1968, at Charleston. The ship was struck from the Naval Register on December 31, 1968, and was sold for scrapping on January 7, 1970.

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 Alcor (AK-259)


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