USS Mellena (AKA-32) 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 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 the World War II. After the decommissioning, 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. 

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