USS Sappho (AKA-38) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Sappho was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on December 12, 1944, and launched on March 3, 1945. It was commissioned on April 24, 1945, under Comdr. M. A. Beach’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on May 23, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Palmyra Atoll, Fanning Island, Sasebo, Seattle, Shanghai, Manila and it participated only in World War II. After the decommissioning, the USS Sappho was struck from the Naval Register on October 15, 1946, and scrapped in 1965. 

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 Sappho (AKA-38)

JAMES OLIVER DENHAM

90 years old

Dead

CARROLL REED DOTY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES MCINTYRE GLENNY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROYCE NELSON HART

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANK J. HOERST

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES BELTON IRWIN

90 years old

Dead

ERWIN DAVID SOLLOWAY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A