USS Southampton (AKA-66) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Southampton was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 26, 1944, and launched on July 28, the same year. It was commissioned on September 16, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Lester V. Cooke’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 21, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Saipan, and Tinian. After the decommissioning, the USS Southampton was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946, and was sold to American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines where it was renamed as SS Flying Clipper. 

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 Southampton (AKA-66)

MILDRED H. ACORD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD EUGENE BACON SR.

unknown age

Dead

JAMES L. BRADLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A