USS Torrance (AKA-76) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Torrance was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 1, 1944, and launched on June 6, the same year. It was commissioned on November 18, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. George A. Euerle’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 20, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, Norfolk, the Caribbean, San Francisco, Manus, and Hollandia. After the decommissioning, the USS Torrance was struck from the Navy List on July 3, 1946. In 1947 the ship was sold to Alcoa Steamship Company where it was renamed as SS Alcoa Roamer. 

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 Torrance (AKA-76)

JOHN DAVID CUNNINGHAM

88 years old

Dead

RICHARD EDWARD CARTER

91 years old

Dead

ROBERT EUGENE HABERER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A