USS Duplin (AKA-87) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Duplin was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on August 18, 1944, and launched on October 17, the same year. It was commissioned the next year under Comdr. Herbert B. Fluck’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on May 21, 1946. It carried a complement of 429 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Marseille, the Panama Canal, Manila, Aringay, Matsuyama, and Wakayama. After the decommissioning, the USS Duplin was struck from the Navy List on May 21, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to A.H. Bull Steamship Company in 1947, where it was renamed as SS Kathryn. 

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 Duplin (AKA-87)

JOHN HARRIS PARKE

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THOMAS MUIR

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HENRY WILLIAM MAGES

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FRED HARING

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WILLIAM LLOYD HAMILTON

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