USS Tate (AKA-70) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Tate was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 22, 1944, and launched on September 26, the same year. It was commissioned on November 25, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. William Jordan’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 10, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Davisville, Rhode Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Kauai, Eniwetok, and Ulithi Retto. After the decommissioning, the USS Tate was struck from the Naval Register on July 19, 1946, and was sold to Luckenbach Steamship Co. from New York City where it was renamed as SS Julia Luckenbach. For the activity during World War II, the USS Tate 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

Questions about asbestos exposure? We can help!

Shipmates on USS Tate (AKA-70)


unknown age

Uncertain N/A


unknown age

Uncertain N/A