USS Olmsted (APA-188) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Olmsted (APA-188) was a Haskell-class attack transport ship laid down on April 11, 1944, at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp, Vancouver, WA. It was launched on July 4, the same year. It was commissioned on September 5, 1944, under CAPT Clarence L. C. Atkeson Jr.’s command, with the hull number APA-188 and it served the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 21, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and participated in the Okinawa Gunto operation. Most of the asbestos exposure aboard this ship occurred in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. After the decommissioning at Norfolk, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on July 1, 1960. For its service in World War II, the USS Olmsted earned a battle star. The ship was redesignated as Amphibious Transport (LPA-188) in January 1969 and was finally sold for scrapping in August 1981.

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 Olmsted (APA-188)

THOMAS C. BATTEY SR.

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CHARLES LAWRENCE CHIPLEY JR.

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BENJAMIN J. COSTICK SR.

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