USS Lenoir (AKA-74) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Lenoir was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 7, 1944, and launched on November 6, the same year. It was commissioned on December 14, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Marcus L. Whitford’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 13, 1946. It carried a complement of 247 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Norfolk, Eniwetok, Saipan, Hagushi, Okinawa, and Guam. After the decommissioning, the USS Lenoir returned to Maritime Commission. On October 1, 1947, the ship was sold to Lykes Brothers Steamship where it was renamed as SS Margaret Lykes. 

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 Lenoir (AKA-74)


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