USS Valencia (AKA-81) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Valencia was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 20, 1944 and launched on July 22, the same year. It was commissioned on January 9, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Rodney A. Blake’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 8, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, Hawaii, Panama, Eniwetok, Ulithi or the Marshalls. After the decommissioning, USS Valencia was struck from the Navy List on May 21, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to Lykes Lines where it was renamed SS Genevieve Lykes. 

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