USS Hyde (APA-173/LPA-173) 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
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


Stuff You Should Know

USS Hyde was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on October 30, 1944. It was commissioned on November 26, the same year under Capt. E. F. May’s command, with the hull number APA-173 and it served in 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 onboard and had the main missions in California, Eniwetok, San Francisco, Seattle, Pearl Harbor, Manila, Okinawa or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on June 5, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hyde received 1 battle star.   

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