USS Kenton (APA-122) 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 Kenton was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on August 21, 1944. It was commissioned on November 1, the same year under Capt. V. B. Tate’s command, with the hull number APA-122 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Francisco, Leyte, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Hagushi or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping to Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation in 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Kenton received 1 battle star.        

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