USS Dutchess (APA-98) 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 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. 

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