USS Whitley (AKA-91) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Whitley was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 2, 1944 and launched on June 22, 1944 with the hull number AKA-91. It was commissioned on September 21, 1944 under Comdr. Albert C. Thompson’s command and served in the US Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on August 16, 1955. The second time it was reinstated it was on December 1, 1961 and served in the Italian Navy for another 12 years until May 1, 1973. It carried a complement of 366 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in the Hawaiian Islands, Saipan, Bonin Islands, New Hebrides, Espiritu Santo, Florida, Norfolk and even in Bremerhaven in Germany. It was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1973 for the last time. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Whitley received 1 battle star. 

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 Whitley (AKA-91)

EDWARD JOSEPH HOLLAND SR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN JAMES HERRON

88 years old

Dead

HENRY CHANCY HARDNOCK JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT LEE GUNDY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT GOODEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT CRAIG GIBBONS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDMUND ERNEST GARCIA

66 years old

Dead

JACKSON LEE FUTRELL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT E. ERKSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROGER STERLING ENGLISH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ANDREW DURHAM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HAROLD C. DUESSEL

84 years old

Dead

LOUIS J. DIDOMENICO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES R. DAY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RAYMOND REID DAFFER

98 years old

Dead

JAMES T. CORCORAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALBERT TIMOTHY COLLINS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BERTRAM PARKS CHASE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THOMAS WALKER CELY JR.

89 years old

Dead

CHESTER LEO BURNS JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HAROLD RAY ARNT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

KENNETH B. AGUIRRE

88 years old

Dead

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