USS Kingsbury (APA-177) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Kingsbury (APA-177) was a Haskell-class attack transport ship that was launched on November 16, 1944, under a Maritime Commission contract by the Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland, Oregon. It was acquired by the Navy and commissioned on December 6, 1944, under CDR. John H. Hughes’ command, with the hull number APA-177 and it served the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 19, 1946. Most of the equipment on the ship including the boilers, pumps, turbines, fuel oil burners, and pipe coverings contained asbestos and because of the extensive use of asbestos, the people who worked aboard this ship are at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II. After the decommissioning at Portsmouth, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on May 1, 1946. The ship was redesignated as Amphibious Transport (LPA-177) and was finally sold for scrapping in August 1983.

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 Kingsbury (APA-177)

ELY BENEDETTI

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DONALD RAY HURST

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T. C. SANDERSON

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