USS Iolanda (AKS-14) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Iolanda was an Acubens-class general stores issue ship launched on October 21, 1944. It was commissioned on October 31, the same year under Lt. Comdr. E. G. Kelly’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 days until it was decommissioned on November 2, 1944, in order to be converted to Navy use. On June 14, 1945, the ship was in full service until July 11, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 195 men on board and it had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Bayonne, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was scrapped in 1972. For the services brought to the US Navy, the USS Iolanda received 4 honor medals. 

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 Iolanda (AKS-14)

LEWIS WILLIAM SHURTLIFF

90 years old

Dead

GERARD HENRY ROUSSEAU

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM MORTON HEWSON JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL BUCELWICZ

unknown age

Uncertain N/A