USS Union (AKA-106) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Union was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 27, 1944 and launched on November 23, the same year. It was commissioned the next year on April 25, 1945 under Comdr. Hartwell T. Doughty’s command and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on June 5, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 387 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Norfolk, Hawaii, Honolulu, Guam or Eniwetok. After the World War II, USS Union participated also in the Korean and the Vietnam War. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1976. For the activity during the Korean War, the ship received 2 battle stars and another 9 for the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War. 

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 Union (AKA-106)

GEORGE EARL CALDWELL

40 years old

Dead

ZACARIASSUAREZ CADAING

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PERRY E. BUMGARNER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARTWELL B. BROOKS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHESTER LEWIS BOUVIA

40 years old

Dead

ROBERT FRANCIS BOO

25 years old

Dead

NICHOLAS RICHARD BONADIES

21 years old

Dead

WESLEY HOPE BLINSTON

23 years old

Dead

ERIC RAMSEY BLAKEMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EARL BLACKMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PETER BERTRAM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WENDELL EUGENE BENNETT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDWARD WILLIAM BEHM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LEO JOSEPHISAIE BEDARD

34 years old

Dead

WALTER V. BEALL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LEONARD F. BASSETT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL EDWARD BANES

30 years old

Dead

CHARLES WILLIAM AVERILL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HERBERT JOSEPH ARVAN

18 years old

Dead

BUDDY E. ARBUCKLE JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HUGH MANSFIELD AMOS

87 years old

Dead

DANIEL EMERY ALLEN

19 years old

Dead

FRANK ELGIN ALEXANDER

27 years old

Dead

MANNERT LINCOLN ABELE

39 years old

Dead

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