USS Queens (APA-103) 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 Queens was a Windsor-class attack transport laid down on March 2, 1944 and launched on September 12, the same year. It was commissioned on December 16, 1944 under Capt. John J. Mockrish’s command with the hull number APA-103 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 10, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 476 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Iwo Jima, Hilo, Guam, Eniwetok, Everett or Sasebo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 19, 1946. The following year, USS Griggs was sold to American Export Lines and renamed Excambion and in 2007, the ship was sunk as an artificial reef. 

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