USS Seminole (AKA-104/LKA-104) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Seminole was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship launched on December 28, 1944. It was commissioned the next year on March 8, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. E.L. Bothwell’s command and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on December 23, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 425 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Hawaii, the Marshalls, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Buckner Bay or Peleliu Island. After the World War II, USS Seminole participated also in the Korean and the Vietnam War. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to the Inactive Ship Facility in San Diego. On September 1, 1976, USS Seminole was struck from the Navy List. For the activity during the Korean War, the ship received 6 battle stars and 6 campaign stars for the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War. 

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 Seminole (AKA-104/LKA-104)

WILLIAM H. HARRIS

87 years old

Dead

JAMES EDGAR HARRIS

unknown age

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JOHN HARRIS

unknown age

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LEROY DAVID GOODWIN

unknown age

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GEORGE EDWARD GOODWIN

90 years old

Dead

DOWE E. GEORGE

unknown age

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JOHN R. GARRETT

unknown age

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JOHN JOSEPH FORAN

86 years old

Dead

DONALD ELLESWORTH FLOWERS

unknown age

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LORENZO CHASE FARWELL

unknown age

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ROY E. FARMER

91 years old

Dead

JOHN FRANCIS FARLEY

unknown age

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LARRY DALE DUNLAP

unknown age

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FRANCIS V. DONNELLY

unknown age

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WILLIAM J. DONNELLY JR.

unknown age

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GEORGE LUKE CHRISTMAN

unknown age

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ARTHUR LEE CHOITZ

unknown age

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STEVEN RANDOLPH CASAUS

unknown age

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CHARLES EDWARD CALDWELL

unknown age

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ROLLAND HENRY BERARD

unknown age

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RALPH JOSEPH ALVAREZ

89 years old

Dead

JAMES E. ALTIC

84 years old

Dead

RAYMOND H. ALEXANDER

unknown age

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