USS Elkhart (APA-80) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Elkhart was a Gilliam-class attack transport launched on December 5, 1944. It was commissioned on February 8, the following year under Comdr. C. R. Frazier’s command with the hull number APA-80 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on April 12, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Leyte, Peleliu, Okinawa, Guam or Haiphong. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and scrapped in 1964. 

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 Elkhart (APA-80)

VIRGIL MONROE BAKER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILFRED RALPH BEKEBREDE

93 years old

Dead

FINLEY ARCHIBALD BOBBETTE

90 years old

Dead

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