USS Alderamin (AK-116) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Alderamin was a cargo ship that was commissioned by the U.S. Navy for service during World War II. It belonged to the Crater-class and it was named for Alderamin, the alpha star in constellation Cepheus. The vessel was constructed in Houston, Texas, under a Maritime Commission contract, by the Houston Shipbuilding Company and launched in November 1943. The ship was in service for a short period of time and then sent to Mobile, Alabama to undergo conversion for naval service as a cargo ship. The USS Alderamin served with the US Pacific Fleet as a cargo carrier, operating between various islands in the Pacific. The ship was anchored at Okinawa when the hostilities ended. After a short trip to Shanghai China to embark military personnel, the ship reached San Francisco and it was decommissioned in April 1945. It was returned to the War Shipping Administration and scrapped in 1965.

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