USS Tanner (AGS-15)[ USS Pamina (AKA-34) original name] 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 Tanner was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship that was originally built as USS Pamina and the hull number AKA-34. It was laid down in 1944 and launched on January 5, 1945. It was commissioned on January 31, 1945 under Comdr. E. P. Teague’s command and served in the US Navy for 24 years until it was decommissioned on July 14, 1969. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Mexico, Greenland, South Vietnam and it participated only in the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Tanner was struck from the Naval Register on August 1, 1969. 

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