USS William P. Biddle (APA-8) 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
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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Stuff You Should Know

USS William P. Biddle was a Heywood-class attack transport commissioned for the first time on February 3, 1941 with the hull number APA-8. It served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on April 9, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 560 people on board and had the main missions in Tulagi, Norfolk, New Caledonia, French Morocco, Hampton Roads, Wellington, Tarawa, Eniwetok or Guadalcanal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 5, 1946 and scrapped in 1957. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS William P. Biddle received 7 battle stars.

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