USS Las Vegas Victory (AK-229) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Las Vegas Victory (AK-229) was a Boulder Victory-class cargo ship that was launched in 1944 under a Maritime Commission contract at the Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No.1, Richmond, California. It was commissioned on October 25, 1944, under LCDR. William P. Lally’s command, with the hull number AK-229 and it served the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 8, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 99 people on board and had the main missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II and participated in the Okinawa Gunto operation. Asbestos exposure occurred extensively aboard this ship and was common in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. After the decommissioning at San Francisco, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on April 17, 1946. For its service in World War II, the USS Las Vegas Victory (AK-229) earned a battle star. The ship was sold for scrapping in November 1993.

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 Las Vegas Victory (AK-229)

GORDON LOUIS BLACKHALL

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EDWARD CARL CHRISTOPH

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BERNARD LEE DEGRAVE

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PARKS E. GREY

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