USS Sandoval (APA-194/LPA-194) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Sandoval was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on May 16, 1944 and launched on September 2, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on October 7, 1944 under Comdr. R. C. Scherrer’s command, with the hull number APA-194 and it served in the US Navy for 21 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on March 3, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in the Marianas, Okinawa, San Francisco, Guam, Japan, Pearl Harbor, Saipan or the Caribbean. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1976. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sandoval received 2 battle stars and another 2 for the Korean service. 

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 Sandoval (APA-194/LPA-194)


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88 years old


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