USS Alshain (AKA-55) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Alshain was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on October 29, 1943 and launched on January 26, 1944 with the hull number AKA-55. It was commissioned on April 1, 1944 and served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on January 14, 1956. It carried a complement of 392 men on board. On October 1, 1949, the ship was reclassified as USNS Alshain with the hull number T-AKA-55. During the World War II, the ship operated in Admiralty Islands, Hawaii, Leyte, Hollandia, Solomon Islands, Okinawa and Japan. It also participated in the Korean War and it had the main missions in Yokosuka, Pusan, Kobe, Wonsan, Golfe Juan and Norfolk. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Alshain received 5 battle stars and 3 battle stars for the activity during the Korean War, adding up a total of 8 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

Shipmates on USS Alshain (AKA-55)

CARROLL WILLIAM ABBOTT

unknown age

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NORMAN R. BARNHISEL

unknown age

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WILLITT JAMES BECK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLEMENT RIDER BRANDAU JR.

52 years old

Dead

STANLEY RAYMOND BURNETT

91 years old

Dead

THOMAS JOSEPH DAHMEN

92 years old

Dead

JULES CLARENCE FONTENOT

87 years old

Dead

HARRY BURTON MOORE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOSEPH FERRALL FOLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MARVIN E. HUDSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DONALD C. CLARK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLARENCE J.M. DAVIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT F. GASKINS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDWARD RUSSELL BROWNLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANK CHARLES FAULHEFER

81 years old

Dead

JOLLY J. HICKS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RAYMOND F. FARRELL

88 years old

Dead

ROBERT PETER DIFIORE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DONNALLY NICASTRO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PHILIP WESTON HUME

88 years old

Dead

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