USS Vermilion (AKA-107/LKA-107) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Vermilion was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on October 17, 1944 and launched on December 12, the same year. It was commissioned the next year on June 25, 1945 under Capt. F. B. Eggers’s command and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on August 26, 1949. One year later, on October 16, 1050 the ship was recommissioned and served in the US Navy for another 21 years until April 13, 1971. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 425 men on board. Because of the commissioning date, the ship wasn’t able to participate into the World War II, but it participated in the Korean War. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 1, 1977. 

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 Vermilion (AKA-107/LKA-107)

FREMONT BALDWIN EGGERS

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JULES M. ERDNER

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JOHN WILLIAM FALLON JR

90 years old

Dead

ERIC L. FISCHER

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KENNETH DALE FRANK

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EUGENE P. GELSHEN

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JAMES EDWARD GROSS

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THOMAS J. HAGERMAN SR

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DAVID M. HENNINGER

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PHELPS HOBART

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ALBERT E. DICKGIESER

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JEROME MARK DERANEK

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DAVID COLBY

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WARREN L. CALDWELL SR

76 years old

Dead

EDWARD HAROLD BRONSON

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JAMES FRANKLIN BRENT

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JAMES EDWARD BREESE

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ELLSWORTH D. BASHORE

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DONALD DEE ARTHERHULTS

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WILLIAM JOHN ANDERSON

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RAYMOND JOHN AMSCHLER

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