USS Algol (AKA-54) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Algol was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on December 10, 1942, and launched on February 17, 1943, with the hull number AKA-54. It was commissioned for the first time on November 27, 1943, and served in the US Navy for a month until it was decommissioned in December 1943. It carried a complement of 247 men on board. The second commissioning took place on July 21, 1944, and lasted for 14 years until January 2, 1958, when it was decommissioned for the second time. Three years later, on November 17, 1961, the USS Algol was recommissioned for the last time. On January 1, 1969, the ship was reclassified as an amphibious cargo ship with the hull number LKA-54. The last decommissioning took place after another 9 years of serving in the US Navy on July 23, 1970. During World War II, the ship operated in Saipan, Mariana Islands, New Guinea, Admiralty Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Hawaii, Ulithi, and Tsingtao. It also participated in the Korean War and it had the main missions in Japan, Yokosuka, Wonsan, Inchon, and Hong Kong. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Algol received 2 battle stars and 5 battle stars for the activity during the Korean War, adding up a total of 7 battle stars as well as many awards. 

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 Algol (AKA-54)

RICHARD GORDON HANLEY

90 years old

Dead

OLIVER PERRY GRAHAM

unknown age

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IRVIN H. GATLIN

unknown age

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GEORGE L. GARDNER

unknown age

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LLOYD C. FORBY

unknown age

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EARL JOE FLAKNE

unknown age

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CLARENCE GEORGE FEY

88 years old

Dead

HERBERT ROY ESPELAND

unknown age

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ROBERT MATTHEW EDWARDS

unknown age

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FREDERICK LEE EDWARDS JR.

unknown age

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ROBERT B. DURRETT

unknown age

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CHARLES DANNA

unknown age

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WILLIAM C. COZINE JR

unknown age

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FRANK K. COLLINS

unknown age

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JAMES F. COLE

unknown age

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THOMAS HOLLAND CHAMBERLAIN

unknown age

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JAMES VANSICKLE BREWER

unknown age

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JOHN LEE BOULDIN

unknown age

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EARL ROBERTS BISHOP

unknown age

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WILBERT F.WEB BENTLEY

unknown age

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ROGER A. BEAUCHAINE

unknown age

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GUS ERNEST BARRETT SR

unknown age

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