USS Heywood (APA-6) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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Stuff You Should Know

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. 

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