USS Laurens (APA-153) 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 Laurens was a Haskell-class attack transport commissioned on September 7, 1944 under Capt. A. R. Ponto’s command, with the hull number APA-153 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 10, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Okinawa, Manus, New Guinea, Eniwetok, Ulithi or Lae. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1988. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Laurens received 2 battle stars.   

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