USS Grimes (APA-172) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Grimes was a Haskell-class attack transport commissioned on November 23, 1944 with the hull number APA-172 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 26, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Pedro, San Francisco, Seattle, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Okinawa or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 1, 1958. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Grimes received 1 battle star.   

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 Grimes (APA-172)

FRANK BLECHTA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LOUIS PHILIPPE BOURGEOIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRED G. IHLENFELDT

unknown age

Dead

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