USS Prentiss (AKA-102) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Prentiss was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on October 10, 1944 and launched on December 6, the same year. It was commissioned the next year under Lt. Comdr. George P. Walker’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on May 31, 1946. It carried a complement of 425 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Norfolk, Hawaii, Okinawa or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, USS Prentiss was struck from the Navy List on June 19, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to Aluminum Company of America where it was renamed SS Alcoa Ranger. 

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 Prentiss (AKA-102)

EDWIN GLENN WATT

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CHARLES LEWKNEEL WATKINS

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RICHARD H. TIBBETS

unknown age

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JOSEPH GEORGE LEWITZ

unknown age

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JAMES C. HIGBIE

unknown age

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JOSEPH N. GOEB

unknown age

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LEONARD LEWIS EINSIG

89 years old

Dead

GEORGE E. CUSTER

unknown age

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GEORGE LEWIS CRISCI

unknown age

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LAWRENCE TURNER BRYANT

89 years old

Dead

ROBERT WESLEY BLACKMAN

unknown age

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JOHN NEAL BAGLEY

85 years old

Dead