USS Sumter (APA-52) 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 Sumter was a Sumter-class attack transport laid down on April 3, 1942 and launched on October 4, the same year. It was commissioned on September 1, 1943 under Capt. A. D. Blackledge’s command with the hull number APA-52 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 19, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 449 people on board and had the main missions in the Marshalls, Saipan, Palaus, the Philippines, Lingayen or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 17, 1946 and scrapped in 1957 in Alabama. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sumter received 6 battle stars. 

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