USS New Hanover (AKA-73) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS New Hanover was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on August 31, 1944, and launched on October 31, the same year. It was commissioned on December 22, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. J. R. Haines’ command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 30, 1946. It carried a complement of 365 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Norfolk, Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Ulithi, and Tinian. After the decommissioning, the USS Hanover was struck from the Naval Register on August 15, 1946, and returned to Maritime Commission. On June 31, 1947, the ship was sold to Waterman Steamship Corporation where it was renamed as SS Alawai. 

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 New Hanover (AKA-73)

WARREN ALFRED BECK

unknown age

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MERRITT LLOYD BALL

unknown age

Dead

ROBERT PAUL ALLEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A