USS Uvalde (AKA-88) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Uvalde was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on March 27, 1944, and launched on May 20, 1944, with the hull number AKA-88. It was commissioned on August 18, 1944, under Comdr. William M. McCloy’s command and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned for the first time in 1957. The second time it was commissioned it was on November 18, 1961, and served in the US Navy for another 7 years until December 1, 1968. It carried a complement of 366 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Oakland, San Pedro, California, San Diego, Admiralty Islands, New Guinea, Oro Bay, Philippines, Okinawa and it even participated in the Korean War. It was struck from the Naval Register on December 1, 1968. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Uvalde received 1 battle star and 3 for the activity during the Korean 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

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Shipmates on USS Uvalde (AKA-88)

ROY RICHARD ANDERSON

64 years old

Dead

BASIL L. BONACCI

unknown age

Dead

FRANKLIN JARRETT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT E. INVERNIZZI

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN L. HOLLOBAUGH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VIRGIL LEE HENNINGSEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES KENNETH HAGLUND

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD WALTER FIOLA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALFRED ANTON DE VOS

87 years old

Dead

ROY MILTON DAVENPORT

78 years old

Dead

JAMES SYLVESTER CUNNINGHAM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RUSSELL O. CLYMER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD LEDO CIALONE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ORAL S. CHILTON II

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES EDWARD CHAPMAN

80 years old

Dead

JOHN N. CATSOULES

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN TRAVIS CARLSON JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LESTER J. BUNNELL JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LELAND DEAN BERGMANN

77 years old

Dead

CHARLES FREDERICK BARENTHALER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A