USS Duplin (AKA-87) 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 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 the World War II, the ship operated in Marseille, the Panama Canal, Manila, Aringay, Matsuyama or Wakayama. After the decommissioning, 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 SS Kathryn. 

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