USS Dawson (APA-79) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Dawson was a Gilliam-class attack transport launched on November 27, 1944. It was commissioned on February 4, the following year under Lt. Comdr. R. S. Cass’ command with the hull number APA-79 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on September 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people onboard and had the main missions in Espiritu Santo, Tulagi, Noumea, Brisbane, Manus, New Guinea, Sasebo or Japan. After the decommissioning, the ship was sunk as target during training exercises in 1948. 

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 Dawson (APA-79)

DUANE E. BERRY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANK GEORGE BUTOVAC

89 years old

Dead

JAMES FRANCIS DAMITZ

unknown age

Uncertain N/A