USS Meriwether (APA-203) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Meriwether was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on July 27, 1944 and launched on October 18, the same year. It was commissioned on November 4, 1944 under Capt. Angus M. Cohan’s command, with the hull number APA-203 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Saipan, Guam, Nagasaki, Eniwetok or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958 and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Meriwether received 1 battle star. 

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 Meriwether (APA-203)

JOHN HOWARD CALKINS

90 years old

Dead

ROBERT WRAY HOLLIDAY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ARTHUR T. HUNSBERGER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A