USS John Penn (APA-23) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS John Penn was an attack transport laid down on October 25, 1930 and launched on May 28, 1931 and commissioned on April 6, 1942 under Capt. Harry W. Need’s command with the hull number APA-23. It served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk by enemy on August 13, 1943. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in Casablanca, Norfolk, New Caledonia or Guadalcanal. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS John Penn received 1 battle star.

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

Shipmates on USS John Penn (APA-23)

KENNETH LEROY AUL

94 years old

Dead

CLARENCE EDWARD BAKER

22 years old

Dead

REUBEN JERRY BENNETT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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