USS Karnes (APA-175) 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


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USS Karnes was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on November 7, 1944. It was commissioned on December 3, the same year under Capt. R. B. Miller’s command, with the hull number APA-175 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 11, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Saipan, San Francisco, Iwo Jima, Pearl Harbor, Manila, Sasebo or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Karnes received 1 battle star.  

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