USS Rankin (AKA-103/LKA-103) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Rankin was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on October 31, 1944 and launched on December 6, the same year. It was commissioned the next year on February 25, 1945 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on May 21, 1947. Five years later, on March 22, 1952, the ship was recommissioned and served in the US Navy for another 19 years until May 11, 1971. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Honolulu, Ulithi, Okinawa, Saipan, the Philippines, Manila or Nagoya. On July 24, 1988 USS Rankin was sunk near Florida but it had been already stricken from the Navy List on January 1, 1977. For the activity during the World War II, the ship received one battle star and was awarded the Armed Forces Epeditionary Medal for the services brought to the country during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. 

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 Rankin (AKA-103/LKA-103)

CHASE BROWN

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WILLIAM ERNEST CHAUNCEY

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FITZ ORMON CLARKE JR

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JORDAN COLE

unknown age

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ALVIS CLINTON COOK

unknown age

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GEORGE CARLTON COOK

60 years old

Dead

ROGER HARRISON CRANE

unknown age

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EARNEST MARKELL CURTIS

unknown age

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LANE DALTON

unknown age

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ROBERT FRANCIS DEEGAN

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WILLIAM R. DEMPSEY

unknown age

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ROBERT LEE DEVAULT

unknown age

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JAMES ALBERT BROWN JR

unknown age

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JAMES EDWARD BREEN

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ERNEST HOLGER BRATLIE JR

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JAMES FRANK BRADO

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MARVIN LAMAR BODIFORD

unknown age

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DAVID L. BEELER

unknown age

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WILLIAM AUGUST BARTH JR

93 years old

Alive

ROBERT LEE BAISDEN JR

unknown age

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WILLIAM HARRY AUSTIN JR

unknown age

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CLEVE W. ALBAUGH

unknown age

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LANCE A. ABERNETHY

unknown age

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