USS Mellette (APA-156) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Mellette was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on August 4, 1944. It was commissioned on September 27, the same year under Comdr. F. H. Spring’s command, with the hull number APA-156 and it served in the US Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned on June 18, 1955. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in San Pedro, Maui, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa or Yorktown. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping in 1987. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Mellette received 2 battle stars.  

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 Mellette (APA-156)

STEPHEN R. BECSEY

82 years old

Dead

WILTON JOSEPH BENOIT

90 years old

Dead

JAMES BOOZE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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