USS Dickens (APA-161) 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS Dickens was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on September 8, 1944. It was commissioned on October 18, the same year under Capt. R. M. Ingram’s command, with the hull number APA-161 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Seattle, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Saipan, Epiritu Santo, Okinawa or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping to Luria Brothers & Co. in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Dickens received 2 battle stars.     

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