USS Shoshone (AKA-65) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Shoshone was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 12, 1944, and launched on July 17, the same year. It was commissioned on September 24, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Stanley E. Melville’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Bayonne, Saipan, Okinawa, Ulithi, and Tinian. After the decommissioning, the USS Shoshone was struck from the Naval Register on July 19, 1946. Fifteen years later, in 1961, the ship was renamed as Hawaiian Trader and it was scrapped in 1971 in Taiwan. 

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

Questions about asbestos exposure? We can help!

Shipmates on USS Shoshone (AKA-65)

RICHARD DALE BIGGS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HAROLD G. BRADBURY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALBERT JOHN CARPENTER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DELBERT DURWOOD CAYCE III

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LEON C. COVELL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GUY V. EMRO JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A