USS Bingham (APA-225) 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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USS Bingham was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 22, 1944 and launched on November 20, the same year. It was commissioned on December 23, 1944 under Capt. L. F. Brown’s command, with the hull number APA-225 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Okinawa, San Francisco, Norfolk, the Philippines or the Marianas. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946 and sold for scrapping in September 1983. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bingham received 1 battle star. 

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