USS Caswell (AKA-72) 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 Caswell was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship launched on October 24, 1944. It was commissioned on December 13, the same year under Lt. Comdr. P. M. Diffley’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 19, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Bayonne, Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Motobu Peninsula or Guadalcanal. Two days after the decommissioning, USS Caswell returned to Maritime Commission and on June 23, 1947 the ship was sold to South Atlantic Steamship Line where it was renamed SS Southwind. 

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