USS Griggs (APA-110) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Griggs (APA-110) was a Windsor-class attack transport commissioned on December 14, 1944, under Capt. Arthur C. Wood’s command with the hull number APA-110 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 27, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 476 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Ulithi, Galveston, Newport, Eniwetok, Port Hueneme, and Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 19, 1946. Two years later, the USS Griggs was sold to Moore-McCormack Lines where it was renamed Mormacrey.

If you were assigned to a Navy ship that was constructed prior to 1980, you may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos. Asbestos exposures may have occurred during certain procedures such as handling materials containing asbestos in assembly operations, cutting, maintaining, repairing, and dismantling of facilities.

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Shipmates on USS Griggs (APA-110)