USS Rockingham (APA-229) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Rockingham (APA-229) was a Haskell-class attack transport ship laid down on September 11, 1944, at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp. Vancouver, WA. The ship was launched on November 1, the same year. It was commissioned on December 11, 1944, under CDR. Hans Hanley’s command with the hull number APA-229 and it served the US Navy for three years until it was decommissioned on March 17, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 649 people on board and had its main missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II and participated in the Okinawa Gunto operation. For its service to the nation during World War II, the ship earned a battle star. The ship was struck from Naval Register on October 1, 1958, and finally sold for scrapping in October 1979.

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 Rockingham (APA-229)


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