USS Tulare (AKA-112) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Tulare was a Tulare-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 16, 1953 and launched on December 22, the same year. It was commissioned three years after that on January 12, 1956 under Capt. Donald W. Todd’s command and served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was decommissioned on March 31, 1986. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 435 men on board. Because of its commissioning period, the ship wasn’t able to participate into the World War II, but it took part into the Vietnam War. After the war, it carried passengers and cargo between Okinawa, Japan and the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 31, 1992. For the activity during the Vietnam War, USS Tulare received 11 battle stars, one Navy Unit Commendation and one Meritorious 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

Shipmates on USS Tulare (AKA-112)

CARLYSLE ARDEN DOUGLAS

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WILLIAM D. DEPOY

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ERNEST CHARLES DAUGHTON

unknown age

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DANIEL LENNARD CRESON

80 years old

Dead

NORRIS MAX CLUBB

unknown age

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BRUCE W. CLARK

unknown age

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GLEN R. CHEEK

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DONALD A. CARLSON

unknown age

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BENJAMIN C. BYRNSIDE JR.

unknown age

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VERNON RANDOLPH BUSSARD JR.

unknown age

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LINDELL JAMES BOWMAN

unknown age

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JAMES TRUESDALE BONNER JR.

unknown age

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JAMES NATHAN BLACK

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MARTIN BURKE BETTS

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STEVEN J. BERRY

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MICHAEL A. BELL

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ANDY P. BARTUCCA

unknown age

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OSCAR HENRY AVILA

73 years old

Dead

THOMAS E. AVERY

unknown age

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KIRK ALAN ANTHONY

unknown age

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EUGENE HORACE ANDERSON

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JOSE QUINIONES ALEJANDRO

unknown age

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