USS Buckingham (APA-141) 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 Buckingham was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 9, 1944 and launched on November 13, the same year. It was commissioned on January 23, 1945 under Capt. Henry G. Moran’s command, with the hull number APA-141 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 1, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Eniwetok, Ulithi, San Pedro, San Diego, Maui, the Marianas, Hawaii or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 20, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1974 to Consolidated Steel Corporation in Brownsville.  

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