USS Muliphen (AKA-61/LKA-61) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Muliphen was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 13, 1944, and launched on August 26, 1944, with the hull number AKA-61. It was commissioned on October 23, 1944, under Comdr. Walter W. Williamson’s command and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on August 28, 1970. It carried a complement of 246 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Key West, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa, the Marianas and Solomons, Philippines. On January 1, 1969, the ship was reclassified as LKA-61. It was struck from the Naval Register on January 1, 1977. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Muliphen 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

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Shipmates on USS Muliphen (AKA-61/LKA-61)

JOSE ALVAREZ JR.

unknown age

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CHARLES ANTHONY ANDERSON

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ERIC HALL ANDERSON

unknown age

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MARSHALL HENRY ANDREWS JR.

unknown age

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ALLEN LEROY ANDREWS

unknown age

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EUGENE COLUMBUS BARNHARDT III

unknown age

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JERRY THOMAS BECKER

unknown age

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CURTIS CHARLES BREWER

unknown age

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KENNETH JAMES BRIGHTON

unknown age

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ARTHUR H. BUELL

unknown age

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ARTHUR H. BUELL

unknown age

Dead

ROBERT ANGELO CANCEMI

unknown age

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BRUCE EUGENE CHITTENDEN

88 years old

Dead

THADDEUS T. COLEMAN JR.

unknown age

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BOBBIE FLOYD COOK

87 years old

Dead

GEORGE E. COOPER

unknown age

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