USS Mellena (AKA-32) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Mellena was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 25, 1944, and launched on December 11, the same year. It was commissioned on January 20, 1945, under Comdr. B. C. Modin’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on June 11, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, the Marianas, the Philippines, the Admiralties, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Shiogama, and Tokyo Bay and it participated only in World War II. After the decommissioning, the USS Mellena was transferred to War Shipping Administration on June 11, 1946. It was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946, and it was sold for scrap in 1971. 

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 Mellena (AKA-32)

ARTHUR W. HARRIGAN SR

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CLIFFORD O. THORN

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JOHN P. TRACY

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DONALD L. WIXSON

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CLAYTON MORRICE FAUCHER

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EMILE BRUGGER

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