USS Merrick (AKA-97/LKA-97) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Merrick was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on October 19, 1944 and launched on January 28, the next year with the hull number AKA-97. It was commissioned on March 31, 1945 under Comdr. Walter E. Reed’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned for the first time on June 26, 1946. The second time it was commissioned it was on January 19, 1952 and served in the US Navy for another 17 years until September 17, 1969. It carried a complement of 247 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, Marshalls, New Hebrides, the Philippines, California, Yokosuka, Iwo Jima and South Vietnam. On January 1, 1969, USS Merrick was reclassified as LKA-97 and it was struck from the Naval Register 7 years later, on September 1, 1976. 

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 Merrick (AKA-97/LKA-97)

LOUIE C. GANTT

89 years old

Dead

ROBERT P. GAILLARDET

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM FREDERICK FREDHOLM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GARY NEIL FIELDS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN A. EVANS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LABORIO SALVATORE D\\\\\\\'ANGELO

79 years old

Dead

WILMON RONALD CROWE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HERBERT L. CROSBY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDWARD HUGH CROCKETT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BILLY FRANK COWAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LOUIS JOHN CIANCIO JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LARRY E. CARR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DONALD M. BURROUGHS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD EUGENE BULLENE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARRY EUGENE BRUGGEMAN

83 years old

Dead

HERBERT S. BROWN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD IVAN BONN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

SAMUEL R. BONILLA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RALPH BENJAMIN BOCCANERA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JIM W. BEASON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN BRANCH BEASLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES EDWARD ADKINS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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