USS Catron (APA-71) 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 Catron was a Gilliam-class attack transport launched on August 28, 1944. It was commissioned on November 28, the same year under Lt. Comdr. D. MacInnes’ command with the hull number APA-71 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 29, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people onboard and had the main missions in San Francisco, Ulithi, Japan, Guam, the Solomons or Florida Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was sunk as a target during training exercises in 1948. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Catron received one battle star. 

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