USS Arneb (AKA-56/LKA-56) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Arneb was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship launched on July 6, 1943, with the hull number AKA-56. It was commissioned on April 22, 1944, under Comdr. Howard R. Shaw’s command and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on March 16, 1948. The second time it was commissioned it was on March 19, 1949, and served in the US Navy for another 22 years. It carried a complement of 429 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in San Diego, Hawaii, Palau Islands, Leyte, Guam, Luzon, Ryukyus, Okinawa and Oahu, North Africa, New Zealand, the Arctic Circle, and Sydney. It was struck from the Naval Register on August 13, 1971. For the services brought to the country during World War II and the Korean War, the USS Arneb received 4 battle stars and a Meritorious Unit Commendation for the Apollo mission. 

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 Arneb (AKA-56/LKA-56)

ERIC HALL ANDERSON

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KENNETH CARL BACKOFEN SR

unknown age

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EARL JAMES BADGETT

89 years old

Dead

TERRENCE EUGENE BARTLEY

unknown age

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CHARLES BIRNEY BISHOP

94 years old

Dead

SIGMUND ALBERT BOBCZYNSKI

76 years old

Dead

RICHARD JAMES BRUCE

85 years old

Dead

RICHARD LOUIS BRYS

unknown age

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JAMES J. CALHOUN

unknown age

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DONALD A. CARLSON

unknown age

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RICHARD G. CATHELL

86 years old

Dead

J. W. CHAPPELL

unknown age

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CREIGHTON WILLIAM COOK

unknown age

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WALTER J. CZERWINSKI

unknown age

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DONALD LEE DAVIS

unknown age

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PAUL REIN DEKLEINE

76 years old

Dead

FRANK DIETL JR.

unknown age

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EARL DOUGLAS

70 years old

Dead

RICHARD THOMAS DREGHORN

unknown age

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JOHN SOUTHWORTH FAHY

unknown age

Dead

JOHN R. FARLEY

unknown age

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LEDALE JAMES FEENAUGHTY

unknown age

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