USS DuPage (AP-86/APA-41) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

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.  

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 DuPage (AP-86/APA-41)

AUGUST JOHN BUTERA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDWARD PHILLIP HESS

34 years old

Dead