USS Crockett (APA-148) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Crockett (APA-148) was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on November 28, 1944. It was commissioned on January 18, the following year under Comdr. J. R. Bagshaw, with the hull number APA-148 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on October 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in California, Ulithi, Okinawa, San Diego, San Francisco, Norfolk, and Seattle. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958, and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Crockett received 1 battle star.  

Although the short career meant that prolonged exposure might not have been as big of a problem like with other Victory ships, members of the USS Crockett's crew might still have inhaled the toxic dust while cutting pipelining to size or replacing the heat-resistant mineral covering around parts like the boiler, engines, and steam pumps.

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Shipmates on USS Crockett (APA-148)

pedro s. castro

james e. flynn

edward a. gibbon

billy c. hornbrook

robert f. oliver

charles b. sprague

william t. stewart