USS Algorab (AKA-8) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Algorab was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship laid down on August 10, 1938 and launched on June 15, 1941 with the hull number AKA-25. It was commissioned on June 15, 1941 under Comdr. Thomas B. Inglis’ command and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on December 3, 1945. It carried a complement of 397 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Newfoundland, Norfolk, the Caribbean, San Juan, Guantanamo Bay, North Africa, New Caledonia, Espiritu Santo, Solomon Islands, Hollandia, Leyte, Okinawa and Saipan. On February 1, 1943 the ship was reclassified as an attack transport, with the hull number AKA-8. It was struck from the Naval Register on December 19, 1945. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Algorab received 4 battle stars. 

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 Algorab (AKA-8)

THOMAS B. INGLIS

86 years old

Dead

EDWIN FOSTER ARTHUR III

90 years old

Dead

MAX W. BARBER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN DOUGLAS CORNWELL JR.

91 years old

Dead

BENJAMINE DEBORTOLI

88 years old

Dead

HOWARD DUVAL FIELD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL BERNARD FLETCHER SR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRED GEORGE KUEFFNER

90 years old

Dead

JOSEPH PHILIP OSBORN

88 years old

Dead

JOHN J NEWHALL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES MICHAEL FARRELL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARRY NELSON HANDFIELD

95 years old

Dead

JAMES C. HARRIS JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANK CHARLES HEISLER

90 years old

Dead

DANIEL FRANCIS QUINLAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN HENRY ROACH JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HUBERT MANUEL SORROW

90 years old

Dead

HARRY HOWARD WINNIE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

These are the shipmates from USS Algorab.

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