USS Effingham (APA-165) 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 Effingham was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on September 29, 1944. It was commissioned on November 1, the same year under Comdr. C. H. McLaughlin’s command, with the hull number APA-165 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in San Francisco, Guadalcanal, Ulithi, Okinawa, Jinsen, Taku, Hong Kong, Chinwangtao or Tsingtao. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Effingham received 1 battle star.   

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