USS DuPage (AP-86/APA-41) 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 DuPage was a Bayfield-class attack transport launched on December 19, 1942. It was commissioned on September 1, the following year under Capt. G. M. Wauchope’s command with the hull number APA-41 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 28, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 540 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Leyte, Peleliu, Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Okinawa, Guam, Funafuti or Manus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and transferred to the War Shipping Administration. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS DuPage received 6 battle stars.  

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