USS La Porte (APA-151) 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


Stuff You Should Know

USS La Porte was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on May 15, 1944 and launched on June 30, the same year. It was commissioned on August 14, 1944 under Comdr. Marion C. Thompson’s command, with the hull number APA-151 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 25, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Manus, Okinawa, Luzon, Ie Shima, Norfolk or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping.  For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS La Porte received 3 battle stars. 

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