USS Mathews (AKA-96) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Mathews was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 15, 1944 and launched on December 22, the same year with the hull number AKA-96. It was commissioned on March 15, 1945 under Comdr. C. A. Thornwall’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on April 4, 1947. The second time it was commissioned it was on February 16, 1952 and served in the US Navy for another 16 years until October 31, 1968. It carried a complement of 247 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Korea, Okinawa, the Philippines and South Vietnam. It was struck from the Naval Register on November 1, 1968. 

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

Shipmates on USS Mathews (AKA-96)

CHARLES ROBERT LINDLER

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FRANCISCO LEON

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WESLEY KURTZ

unknown age

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DANIEL ANDREW KRCMARIC

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STEWART HUNTER

unknown age

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RICHARD HARTLEY

unknown age

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ROBERT J. HARTIG

unknown age

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WILLIAM B. GREEN

unknown age

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PHIPPS ALLEN GLEASON

unknown age

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FRANKLIN DELANO FRIDAY

unknown age

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ROBERT MORRIS ESTES

unknown age

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JACK DEAN ENGH

81 years old

Dead

JOHN HERBERT EHLENBERGER

91 years old

Dead

EDWARD ALLEN DOSS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RUSSELL E. DIEFENBACH

unknown age

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JOHN ALLEN DEKREY

unknown age

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VINCENT R. COLLURA

unknown age

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ALEXANDER CHRISTIAN BRISTOL

unknown age

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VINCENT J. BREZINSKY

unknown age

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KENNETH CHARLES BERNER

unknown age

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JOHN WILLIAM ANDRE JR.

unknown age

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ELPIDIO ABAYA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JACK WALKER

91 years old

Dead

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