USS Venango (AKA-82) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Venango was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on June 6, 1944 and launched on August 9, the same year. It was commissioned on January 2, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. Thurman A. Whitaker’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 18, 1946. It carried a complement of 247 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, Panama, Okinawa, Eniwetok or Tanapag. After the decommissioning, USS Venango was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to Waterman Steamship Corporation and then transferred to Isbrandtsen Co, Inc. where it was renamed SS Flying Eagle. 

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 Venango (AKA-82)

FLOYD BENNY BAKER

88 years old

Dead

WILBUR EARL BLUNDIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FLOYD ADDISON DEMORY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FREDERICK J. KOVACS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

KENNETH EVERTS LANGLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM LIONEL LEGAULT

91 years old

Dead

ROY ROBINSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT G. TURNER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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