USS Acubens (AKS-5) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Acubens was an Acubens-class general store issue ship laid down on November 25, 1943 and launched on January 8, the next year. It was commissioned on July 15, 1944 under Comdr. Edward B. Ellis’ command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 11, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 193 men on board. Due to its commissioning period, the ship was able to participate into the World War II, where it had the main missions in Norfolk, the Panama Canal, Hollandia, New Guinea, the Philippines or Manus Island. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 17, 1947. On October 14, 1964 USS Acubens was sold for scrap. 

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 Acubens (AKS-5)


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