USS Scania (AKA-40) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Scania was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on January 6, 1945 and launched on March 17, the same year. It was commissioned on April 16, 1945 under Comdr. Ben C. Gerwick’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on September 2, 1947. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Guam, Tarawa, Seattle, Espiritu Santo, Eniwetok, Manus, San Pedro. After the decommissioning, USS Scania was struck from the Naval Register on September 16, 1947 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 Scania (AKA-40)

KENNETH EUGENE REED

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ROBERT ARNOLD RHODES

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WILLIAM JOHN SCHAEFER

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MICHAEL THOMAS SERAVELLO

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CLEM RAYBORN THRIFT

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JOSEPH H. WEINS

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ZORNS PRYOR

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ELMER PAUL MILLER

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WALTER H. JACOBS

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ARTHUR LEE HALSTEAD JR

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RICHARD C. BRADLEY

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