USS Wheatland (AKA-85) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Wheatland was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 17, 1944 and launched on September 21, the same year. It was commissioned the next year under Comdr. Attilio A. Vischio’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on April 25, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Ulithi or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, USS Wheatland was struck from the Navy List on May 8, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to A.H. Bull in 1947, where it was renamed SS Beatrice. 

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