USS Olmsted (APA-188/LPA-188) 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS Olmstead was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on April 11, 1944 and launched on July 4, the same year. It was commissioned on September 5, 1944 under Capt. C. L. C. Atkeson’s command, with the hull number APA-188 and it served in 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 onboard and had the main missions in Lingayen Gulf, Okinawa, the Admiralties, New Guinea, Leyte, Honshū, Luzon or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Olmstead received 1 battle star. 

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