USS Dutchess (APA-98) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Dutchess was a Windsor-class attack transport launched on August 26, 1944. It was commissioned on November 4, the same year under Comdr. A. B. Leggett’s command with the hull number APA-98 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 4, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 476 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Davisville, Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Eniwetok, Manila or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold to American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines and then to C. Y. Tung in Hong Kong where it was renamed Oriental Jade. The ship was scrapped in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Dutchess received one battle star. 

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 Dutchess (APA-98)

JULIE JOSEPH AMADIO

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HARRY W. BOCK

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JAMES WILLIAM CARTER

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