USS Leonard Wood (APA-12) 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 Leonard Wood was a Harris-attack transport laid down on July 29, 1920 and launched on September 17, 1921. It was commissioned on June 10, 1941 with the hull number APA-21 and it served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on March 22, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 724 people onboard and had the main missions in Cristobal, Halifax, Bombay, Singapore, North Africa, Fedhala, Sicily, Honolulu, Tarawa, the Gilberts, the Marshalls, Saipan, the Palaus or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 12, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1948 to Consolidated Builders. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Leonard Wood received 8 battle stars.      

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