USS Bolivar (APA-34) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Bolivar was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on May 13, 1942 and launched on September 7, the same year. It was commissioned on March 15, 1943 under Capt. Joseph A. Gainard’s command with the hull number APA-34 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 29, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 769 people onboard and had the main missions in Norfolk, Leyte, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Noumea, Lingayen, Guam or Manus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 19, 1946 and sold initially to American President Lines. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bolivar 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 Bolivar (APA-34)

CHARLES CLIFFORD BOHLING

86 years old

Dead

WILLIAM GORDON BONNER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EARL R. BROOKS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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