USS Whiteside (AKA-90) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Whiteside was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 22, 1944 and launched on June 12, 1944 with the hull number AKA-90. It was commissioned on September 11, 1944 under Comdr. C. P. Woodson’s command and served in the US Navy for 14 years until it was decommissioned on January 30, 1958. It carried a complement of 366 men on board, plus 78 troops. During this period, the ship operated in Iwo Jima, Pearl Harbor, Guam, New Hebrides, Ulithi, Okinawa, Yokohama, Samar, Philippines, Solomons, and Batangas. In the spring of 1971, the ship was sunk as a target. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Whiteside received 2 battle stars and 4 battle stars for the activity during the Korean War. 

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 Whiteside (AKA-90)

JOHN RICHMOND

unknown age

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WARREN S. REINSCHMIDT

87 years old

Dead

DOYLE H. PRATT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VINCENT J. MARTINO JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BILLY EUGENE MALONE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM LAUFENBERG

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

OREL JACKSON JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

TED HILLMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MARSHALL GILBERT HARRISON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RUSSELL GEORGE HAINES

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HORACE FONTENOT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT W. FOLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HENRY T. FLESHER JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARVEY GRANT DAVIS

88 years old

Dead

WILLIAM DAVID COOK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ELMER L. CASTER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JACK AUSTIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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