USS Alnitah (AK-127) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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Alnitah was a cargo ship belonging to the Crater-class category. It served the US Navy during the Second World War. Alnitah’s name was inspired by a star located in the Orion constellation. This vessel was laid down in 1942 by the Permanente Metals Corporation at Richmond, California. In 1943, it was converted for naval service in the US Army. The same year, in November, the USS Alnitah was commissioned under the command of Ernest J. Youngjohns. The vessel’s first mission was to deliver cargo in the South Pacific. Some of the places where Alnitah was deployed during its years of service include Espiritu Santo, the Solomon Islands, the Treasury Islands, New Zeeland, New Caledonia, New Guinea, the Caroline Islands, New Hebrides, Guam, Fiji Islands, Auckland. The ship transported cargo during the war operations of the Second World War until its end. Alnitah was decommissioned in 1946 and then sent to the War Shipping Administration in Yokohama. Finally, the vessel was sent to the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Astoria, Oregon.  

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