USS Berrien (APA-62) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Berrien was a Gilliam-class attack transport laid down on February 23, 1944 and launched on March 20, the same year. It was commissioned on October 8, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. John Murray Gallagher’s command with the hull number APA-62 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 17, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Guam, Iwo Jima, Okinawa or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1947 and sold for scrapping in 1966. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Berrien received 2 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 Berrien (APA-62)

JAMES A. ARNOLD JR

90 years old

Dead

MERLIN LOUIS FISCHER

91 years old

Dead

BOB JONES

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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