USS Chara (AKA-58) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Chara was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship launched on March 15, 1944, with the hull number AKA-58. It was commissioned on June 14, 1944, under Comdr. C. B. Hamblett’s command and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on April 21, 1959. The second time it was commissioned was on June 25, 1966, and served in the US Navy for another 6 years until March 1972. It carried a complement of 380 men on board. During these periods, the ship operated in San Antonio, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, Hungnam, Wonsan, Koje-do and Ulsan, Oregon, and Puget Sound. It was struck from the Naval Register on March 10, 1972. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Chara received 4 battle stars and 7 battle stars for the actions during the Korean War. 

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

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Shipmates on USS Chara (AKA-58)

JAMES S. ALLAN

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JOSEPH EDWARD BENOIT

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FRANCIS M. CARROLL

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LELAND H. COLLIER

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MICHAEL W. CRANE

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PHILIP CHRISTIE DEPAUL

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FREDERICK THEODORE EVANCHAK

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FERNANDO F. FIMBRES

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CREADY VERNON FORRY

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RICHARD LEE FOX

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EDWARD JOHN FREISLEBEN

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DONALD L. FRYER

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BURTON GEORGE GALLOWAY

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CHARLES ALBERT GARRISON

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MICHAEL GUALANDI

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CHARLES ZARTMAN HANUS

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EDWARD C. HOFFMAN

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LESTER BRYANT HOLLOWAY

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JACK DON HOTTLE

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CLIFFORD DOYLE HULIN

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ROLAND ALLEN HASSELMANN

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