USS Pondera (APA-191) 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 Pondera was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on April 28, 1944 and launched on July 27, the same year. It was commissioned on September 24, 1944 under Comdr. Lawrence J. Hasse’s command, with the hull number APA-191 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 6, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Hawaii, Hagushi, Saipan, Tsingtao, Hong Kong or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 19, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Pondera received 1 battle star. 

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