USS Valeria (AKA-48) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Valeria was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 8, 1945, and launched on May 29, the same year. It was commissioned on June 28, 1945, under Lt. Comdr. Robert Smith Trower’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 18, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Boston, Oahu, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Espiritu Santo, and New Hebrides. After the decommissioning, the USS Valeria was struck from the Naval Register on April 17, 1946.  

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 Valeria (AKA-48)

RAYMOND DUNCAN MCCOY

91 years old

Dead

PAUL C. SMITH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ARTHUR VICENT BALL

85 years old

Dead