USS Botetourt (APA-136) 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 Botetourt was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on August 22, 1944 and launched on October 19, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on January 31, 1945 under Comdr. William A. Barr’s command, with the hull number APA-136 and it served in the US Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned on April 27, 1956. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Espiritu Santo, San Pedro, Manila, San Diego, Manila, Norfolk or Oran. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1961 and sold for scrapping in 1974. 

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