USS Suffolk (AKA-69) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Suffolk was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 11, 1944, and launched on September 15, the same year. It was commissioned on October 23, 1944, under Comdr. E. C. Clusman’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 27, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Manus, New Guinea, Hollandia, the Philippines, Samar, Leyte, and Kerama Retto. After the decommissioning, the USS Suffolk was struck from the Naval Register on July 19, 1946, and was sold to Maritime Commission where it was renamed as SS Southport. For the activity during World War II, the USS Suffolk received 1 battle star. 

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 Suffolk (AKA-69)

FULLER R. ASHTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WAYNE LEROY ANDREWS

77 years old

Dead

BOBBY JOE ANDERSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A