USS Electra (AKA-4) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Electra was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship launched on November 18, 1941 with the hull number AKA-4. It was commissioned on March 17, 1942 under Comdr. J. J. Hughes’ command and served in the US Navy for 4 years as AK-21 until it was decommissioned the first time on March 19, 1946. On February 1, 1943 the ship was reclassified as AKA-4 and recommissioned on May 3, 1952. It served in the US Navy for another 3 years until May 13, 1955. It carried a complement of 267 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in New Zealand, French Morocco, Safi, Fedhala, Casablanca, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok and Korea. It was sold for scrap on June 7, 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Electra received 6 battle stars. 

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

Shipmates on USS Electra (AKA-4)

J C GOGGINS

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ARTHUR GRAHAM HALL

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RANDOLPH B. HAUGE

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ROBERT E. HOARE

81 years old

Dead

ROBERT L. JACOBSMEYER

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H. THOMAS KLAUS

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CHARLES E. KOHLHAUS

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G.B. ARTHUR MEIDLING JR

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MICHAEL ANTHONY MELLUZZO

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ROBERT MURLIN MURRAY

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PAUL RICHARD PERRY

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CHARLES W. PFIESTER

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KEITH EUGENE RADER

73 years old

Dead

EDMUND J. SCHNATTERLY

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JOSEPH RIDDICK SCULLION

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EDMUND F. SIPP

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ROBERT ALLEN SPURR

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EMIL G. STUNZ

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JAMES EDWARD CARLSON

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LESLIE LORIN BROUILLARD

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ROBERT EARL BOWLING

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DEAN BISTLINE

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MATTHEW BELISSARY

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