USS Suffolk (AKA-69) 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 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 the World War II, the ship operated in Manus, New Guinea, Hollandia, the Philippines, Samar, Leyte or Kerama Retto. After the decommissioning, USS Suffolk was struck from the Naval Register on July 19, 1946 and was sold to Maritime Commission where it was renamed SS Southport. For the activity during the World War II, USS Suffolk received 1 battle star. 

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