USS Hyde (APA-173) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Hyde (APA-173) was a Haskell-class attack transport ship that was launched on October 30, 1944, under a Maritime Commission contract by the Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, Oregon. It was commissioned on November 26, 1944, under Captain E.F. May’s command, with the hull number APA-173 and it served the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II. Most of the asbestos exposure aboard this ship occurred in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. For service in World War II, the USS Hyde earned 1 battle star. After the decommissioning at Norfolk, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on June 5, 1946. The ship was redesignated as Amphibious Transport (LKA-173) and was finally sold for scrapping in September 1973.

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 Hyde (APA-173)

RICHARD ARNOLD CROWLEY

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JOSEPH T. DICKAN

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WILLIAM HANS EHMCKE

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JOHN GREEN

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ALFRED SAMUEL KELLEY

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