USS Mayfield Victory (AK-232) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Mayfield Victory (AK-232) was a Boulder Victory-class cargo ship laid down on August 10, 1944, under a Maritime Commission contract at the Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No.1, Richmond, CA. It was commissioned on November 16, 1944, under LCDR. Niels H. Olsen’s command, with the hull number AK-232 and it served the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 05, 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 struck from the Naval Register on April 17, 1946, and sold for scrapping in March 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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