USS Lauderdale (APA-179) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Lauderdale (APA-179) was a Haskell-class attack transport ship that was launched on November 23, 1944, under a Maritime Commission contract at the Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland, Oregon. It was commissioned on December 12, 1944, under CDR. William. F. Ramsey’s command, with the hull number APA-179 and it served the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 25, 1946. 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 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 Norfolk, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on May 8, 1946. The ship got redesignated as Amphibious Transport (LPA-179) on January 1, 1969. The ship was sold for scrapping in September 2005.

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 Lauderdale (APA-179)

HARRY HARLICKER

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JOHN ARTHUR MALTERER

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HAROLD WAYNE MASON

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NEILSON JAY NOVEMBER

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JOE PERME

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