USS Polana (AKA-35) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Polana was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on December 11, 1944, and launched on January 17, 1945. It was commissioned on February 21, 1945, under Comdr. K. D. Gallinger’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 21, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Guam, Saipan, Espiritu Santo, Tinian, Okinawa, Tsingtao and it participated only in World War II. After the decommissioning, the USS Polana was struck from the Naval Register on May 1, 1946, and transferred to the Maritime Commission on June 26, the same year.  

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 Polana (AKA-35)

CARLTON C. ARMSTRONG

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HUDSON RUSSELL BENNETT

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JOSEPH EDWARD DEPPEN

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JACK LLOYD HIGGONS

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JOHN CYRUS KIRKPATRICK JR.

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LINDORO ROMOLO SPADONI

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KENNETH E. STOUDT

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DAVID M. SULC

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