USS Trego (AKA-78) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Trego was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 14, 1944 and launched on June 20, the same year. It was commissioned on December 21, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. James F. Hunnewell’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 21, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Norfolk, Hawaii, San Francisco, Eniwetok, Ulithi or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, USS Trego was struck from the Navy List on June 5, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company and then to Ocean Freighting where the ship was renamed SS Flower Hill. 

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

Shipmates on USS Trego (AKA-78)

WILLIAM JEFFERSON HOMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALTER RAY EVANS JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MARION FRANCIS PORTER

90 years old

Dead

JOHN CHADWICK WORDEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOSEPH JOHN BROCATO

89 years old

Dead

GEORGE HENRY BREDEN JR.

90 years old

Dead

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