USS Theenim (AKA-63) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Theenim was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 18, 1944, and launched on October 31, 1944, with the hull number AKA-63. It was commissioned on December 22, 1944, under Comdr. G. A. Littlefield’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 10, 1946. It carried a complement of 399 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Virginia, Norfolk, South Pacific, Hawaii, Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, the Marianas, Saipan, Hagushi, Espiritu Santo, and Leyte. On May 12, 1946, the ship was struck from the Navy List. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Theenim 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

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Shipmates on USS Theenim (AKA-63)

CHARLES EDWARD COVERT

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MICHAEL PAUL D'AMARO

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HARRY EUGENE JONES

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PAULY A. VECCHIOLLA

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