USS Valencia (AKA-81) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

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. 

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 Valencia (AKA-81)

W. FRANK WOLFE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DELOS EARL WATSON SR

unknown age

Dead

LUTHER ELWOOD TRAYNER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT N. THOMAS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANCIS A. SILVAGGIO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN RYDBERG JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CALVIN C. REED

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM E. PIERCE

78 years old

Dead

HARLEY F. NETHKEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD ANDREW MCINTYRE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARVEY W. LINDER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ARTHUR BERNARD JACOBSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HERMAN C. HOFFMAN JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WARREN FRANKLIN GOOD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALLACE A. ERICKSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THOMAS M. ECK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MYRON ELLSWORTH CALE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN STEWART BUCKENHEIMER

89 years old

Dead

JOHN HERBERT BOUNOUS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JEAN BAPTISTE BOUDREAUX

88 years old

Dead

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