USS Newcastle Victory (AK-233) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Newcastle Victory (AK-233) was a Boulder Victory-class cargo ship laid down on August 21, 1944, and was launched at Permanente Metals Corp, Yard No.1, Richmond, CA, on October 17, the same year. It was commissioned on November 23, 1944, under LCDR. John T. Edwards’ command, with the hull number AK-233 and it served the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 99 people on board and had its main missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Most of the asbestos exposure aboard this ship occurred in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. After the decommissioning at New York, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946. The ship was finally sold for scrapping in January 1992.

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 Newcastle Victory (AK-233)

JOHN T. ALLEN

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MARVIN W. SCOTT

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JOHN FORTUNATO CIRRICIONE

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