USS Andromeda (AKA-15) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Andromeda was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 22, 1942 and launched on December 22, 1942 with the hull number AKA-15. It was commissioned on April 2, 1943 under Comdr. William A. Fly’s command and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned on May 1, 1956. It carried a complement of 404 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, the Mediterranean, Sicily, North Africa, Belfast, Hawaii, Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, San Diego, Yokosuka and Pribilof Island. It was struck from the Naval Register on July 1, 1960. For the services brought to the country during the World War II and the Korean War, USS Andromeda received 5 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 Andromeda (AKA-15)

ANTHONY THOMAS SANFILLIPPO

unknown age

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ALEXANDER JOSEPH BISHEIMER

80 years old

Dead

WILLETS C. CAMP

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EUGENE MEARL CHIVAS

83 years old

Dead

EMIL FRANCIS COLETTA

88 years old

Dead

WILLIAM W. DONNELLY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RUSSELL CARL HALE SR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES ROBERT HALL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES HENRY HANLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT A. HILL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MONROE ARCHER HOPPER

86 years old

Dead

MICHAEL HORVATH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THOMAS FRANKLIN HUTCHINSON

94 years old

Dead

ELVIN M. LEE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLAUDE OTIS LYSAGHT

82 years old

Dead

JOSEPH D. MANCUSO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GINO J. MANGANO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD FRANK MAXA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL MCMAHON

unknown age

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RONALD JOSEPH O\'NEILL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM W. PRIDGEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

KENNETH M. SASSEEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THADDEUS JOSEPH SKUPIEN

78 years old

Dead

EDWARD L. SOUWEINE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MORRIS WEBB JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES IRION WHEAT

87 years old

Dead

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