USS Alkes (AK-110) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Alkes (AK-110) was a cargo ship belonging to the Crater-class. This ship took part in the battles of World War II and it also served in different other missions. It won 3 battle stars for its service. The vessel was named Alkes after a homonymous star which can be found in the Crater constellation. The USS Alkes fulfilled different duties; it carried troops, it carried goods and it also delivered equipment in different combat areas. This vessel was laid down by the Permanente Metals Corporation in 1943 at Richmond, California. It was commissioned the same year, in October, under Commander William H. Wight. Some of the locations where the USS Alkes served are Pearl Harbor, the Gilbert Islands, the Marshall Islands, Guam, Ulithi. The USS Alkes was decommissioned in 1946. The vessel was then laid up in the reserve at Lee Hall, Virginia.

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 Alkes (AK-110)

William Henry Wight

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Charles L. Wickman

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Martin Vanbueron Dikes

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Theodore Edwin Kiffer

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Richard Charles Mosher

90 years old

Dead

Peter Yurasko

unknown age

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