USS Almaack (AKA-10) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Almaak was an Almaak-class attack cargo ship laid down on March 14, 1940, and launched on September 21, 1940, with the hull number AKA-10. It was commissioned on June 3, 1941, under Comdr. Thomas R. Cooley’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on May 23, 1946. It carried a complement of 426 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, the Pacific Theater, North Africa, Saipan, Guam, the Philippine Islands, Leyte, Surigao, and Iwo Jima. It was struck from the Naval Register on August 15, 1946. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Almaak received 6 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

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Shipmates on USS Almaack (AKA-10)

JAMES THOMAS BROWN SR.

unknown age

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EUGENE ROBERTS BENSHEIMER

95 years old

Dead

JOHN AVIGIAN

unknown age

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HERMAN VIEBIG JR.

unknown age

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WALTER WARREN SHIRLEY

unknown age

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MICHAEL JOSEPH RUSSICK

unknown age

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WILLIAM HENRY RUNGE SR.

unknown age

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ALPHONSE WILFRED ROBIDOUX

unknown age

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FREDERICK A. POMMER JR.

unknown age

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FRANK DAVID POLLOCK

unknown age

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MAURICE SAMUEL MEYER

unknown age

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JAMES P. LUNDQUIST

unknown age

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THOMAS CRAWFORD LEMON

unknown age

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CHARLES O. KURTH

unknown age

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HENRY T. KNIGHT

unknown age

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ROBERT B. JACOBS

unknown age

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RUSSELL M. GILBERTSON

unknown age

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ROBERT C. FLOOD

unknown age

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WILLIAM WRIGHT DUNDORE

94 years old

Dead

WILMER H. CRESSMAN

unknown age

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HARLES DEAN BUCKMASTER

88 years old

Dead

LEONARD M. BECK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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