USS Manderson Victory (AK-230) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Manderson Victory (AK-230) was a Boulder Victory-class cargo ship laid down on July 04, 1944 under a Maritime Commission contract at the Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No.1, Richmond, CA. It was commissioned on November 3, 1944, under LCDR. John Larsen’s command, with the hull number AK-230 and it served the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 10, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 99 people on board and had its main missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and participated in the Okinawa Gunto operation during World War II. Asbestos exposure occurred extensively aboard this ship and was common in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. For its service during World War II, the ship earned a battle star. The ship was sold for scrapping in August 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 Manderson Victory (AK-230)

DONALD BURKE BARLOW

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GILBERT L. HILL

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LLOYD THORVALD OHME

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RUSSELL J. SCHMUTZ

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JOHN EDWARD WINKER

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