USS Trousdale (AKA-79) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Trousdale was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 22, 1944 and launched on July 3, the same year. It was commissioned on December 21, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. William J. Lane’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 29, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Bayonne, Hawaii, Panama, Marshall Islands, Ulithi or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, USS Trousdale was struck from the Navy List on May 8, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to Waterman Steamship Corporation where it was renamed SS Lafayette. 

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 Trousdale (AKA-79)

DANIEL ROBERT SIDOTI

unknown age

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JAMES MARSHALL SCRUGGS

unknown age

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WALTER RAYMOND SADLO

74 years old

Dead

ROBERT COWEN JOHNSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALAN JOSEPH CRISP

unknown age

Uncertain N/A