USS Red Oak Victory (AK-235) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Red Oak Victory (AK-235) was a Boulder-class cargo ship laid down on September 9, 1944, at Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, CA. The ship was launched on November 7, the same year. It was commissioned on December 05, 1944, under LCDR. John Sayers’ command with the hull number AK-235 and it served the US Navy for two years until it was decommissioned on May 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 99 people on board and had its main missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II. The ship was struck from Naval Register on July 19, 1946, and finally returned to museum mooring at Richmond in October 2011.

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 Red Oak Victory (AK-235)

JACK L. ROHRER

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WOODFIN CHARLES GARRETT

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JOHN S. SAYERS

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