USS Newberry (APA-158) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Newberry was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 10, 1944 and launched on August 24, the same year. It was commissioned on October 7, 1944 under Comdr. David R. Phoebus’ command, with the hull number APA-158 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on February 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa or Guam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 12, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1983. 

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