USS Sylvania (AKA-44) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Sylvania was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 24, 1945, and launched on April 25, the same year. It was commissioned on May 19, 1945, under Comdr. F. O. Bryce’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on December 17, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Marseilles, the Philippine Islands, Manila, Eniwetok, Saipan, Samar, and Bremerton. After the decommissioning, the USS Sylvania was struck from the Naval Register on February 7, 1947, and scrapped in 1964.  

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 Sylvania (AKA-44)

QUINN VICTOR ANDERSON

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ROBERT HENRY ANDERSON

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PAUL L. ANDERSON

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RONALD LEE ANDERSON

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SALVATORE ANNUNZIATO

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Dead

NORMAN LEONARD ARONSON

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ANDREW RICHARD BACAS

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OLIVER J. BACOTT

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KENNETH DILLON BAILEY

31 years old

Dead

RICHARD GREHETT BAILEY

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HENRY ERNEST BAKER JR

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WILLIAM BYRON BAILEY

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KENNETH JOE BALDWIN II

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DON LEON BALL

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MCCLELLAND BARCLAY

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THOMAS N. BARRON

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EDWARD MICHAEL BARTHOLOMEW

94 years old

Dead

EDWARD JACK ALLAN

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EUGENE H. ALBERT

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JOHN WARREN ADAMS

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