USS Sterope (AK-96) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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USS Sterope was a cargo ship belonging to the Crater class that operated under the US Navy’s command during World War II. Its mission was to carry troops and cargo in the war zones. Launched in December 1941 and commissioned in May the same year, Sterope transported supplies to advanced bases in New Caledonia between 1943-1945 and played an important role in the recapture of Guam in July 1945 and the invasion of Okinawa in May 1945. The end of the war caught Sterope in the middle of overhaul operations at San Francisco. It then sailed to Guam where it carried cargo between various islands in the Central Pacific for several months. USS Sterope was decommissioned in May 1946 and later towed to San Francisco. Its name was struck from the Navy list in November 1947 and received two battle stars for its service brought to the country. 

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