USS Vanadis (AKA-49) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Vanadis was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 18, 1945, and launched on June 8, the same year. It was commissioned on July 9, 1945, under Lt. Comdr. E. B. Williams’ command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 27, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, Rhode Island, Gulf of Mexico, Alabama, Florida, and Boston. After the decommissioning, the USS Vanadis was struck from the Naval Register on June 5, 1946, and transferred to the Maritime Commission on July 2, 1946. Later on, it was reinstated as the USS Thor on January 3, 1956.  

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 Vanadis (AKA-49)

ANDREW HENRY HURSEY

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EDWARD ALLEN TURNER

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LESLIE BUFORD CLANTON

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GEORGE N. BEARDSLEY

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JOHN FREDERICK WILLEY

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