USS Titania (AK-55/AKA-13) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Titania was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship laid down on October 25, 1941 as Harry Culbreath and launched on February 28, 1942. It was commissioned on May 27, 1942 under Comdr. Dale E. Collins’ command as AKA-55 and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned on July 19, 1955. It carried a complement of 266 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in North Africa, in the Pacific Theater and it participated both in the World War II and the Korean War. It was struck from the Navy List on July 19, 1955.  For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Titania received 7 battle stars and another 7 for the activity during the Korean War and was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation. 

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 Titania (AK-55/AKA-13)

IRVIN JOHNHENRY DAY

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RALPH H. DELOACH

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JOHN ALBERT DENNISON

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FRANK EDWARD FIEGER

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FRANK DANIEL GIAMBATTISTA

96 years old

Dead

CLYDE L. HOLMES

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HARVEY VINTON KEESLING

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IRWIN GLEN KENNEDY

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COLIN M. KOSACK

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FRANCISCO LEON

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ROBERT H. LINDIG

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CLEMENT F. MARLEY

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HAROLD LLOYD MARTIN

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JAMES MAXWELL MOORE

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JAMES E. MORGAN

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DOUGLAS G. DANGERFIELD

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GEORGE GARCIA CAYON

87 years old

Dead

PHILIP R. CARVER

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ROBERT SHELTON BROWN

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PAUL WILLIAM BOBLETTE

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ANGELO HENRICO BELOTTI

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EUGENE F. BALERNA

88 years old

Dead

ARCHIE BAKER

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