USS Rockwall (APA-230) 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 Rockwall was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 9, 1944 and launched on November 5, the same year. It was commissioned on January 14, 1945 under Capt. Charles W. Roland’s command, with the hull number APA-230 and it served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on September 28, 1955. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had the main missions in Saipan, California, Okinawa, Ulithi, Iwo Jima, San Francisco, Tinian or Shanghai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on December 1, 1958. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Rockwall received 1 battle star. 

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