USS Heywood (APA-6) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Heywood was a Heywood-class attack transport commissioned on November 7, 1940 under Captain Herbert B. Knowles’ command, with the hull number APA-6 and it served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on April 12, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 550 people on board and had the main missions in Panama, Norfolk, San Pedro, Wellington, Guadalcanal, Kiska, Attu, Tarawa or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping in 1956. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Heywood received 7 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

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Shipmates on USS Heywood (APA-6)

CLYDE COFFEY ARNOLD

92 years old

Dead

RICHARD ELLIS BENNINK

97 years old

Dead

DONALD JAMES CHALMERS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A