USS Alhena (AKA-9) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Alhena was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship laid down on June 19, 1940 and launched on January 18 the next year with the hull number AKA-9. It was commissioned on June 15, 1941 under Comdr. Charles B. Hunt’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned the first time on May 22, 1946. It carried a complement of 446 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Boston, Norfolk, Nova Scotia, Belfast and Tonga Islands, Fiji Islands, New Hebrides, Efate and Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. It was struck from the Navy Register on August 15, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Alhena received 5 battle stars. 

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 Alhena (AKA-9)

ROBERT W. HACKLER

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RICHARD C. HECTOR

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ROA MAXEY HESTER

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EDWARD JOSEPH HEUER

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ROSS EDWARD HORNBUCKLE

unknown age

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CHARLES BOARDMAN HUNT

68 years old

Dead

FLOYD J. JACKSON JR

90 years old

Dead

WILLIAM GEORGE KNIGHT JR.

unknown age

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JOHN HENRY LLOYD

90 years old

Dead

ROBERT CHARLES MARTIN

unknown age

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NELSON DERRALL MCBIRNEY

unknown age

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ROBERT HARRY FOLK

89 years old

Dead

ROBERTFRANCIS FAGERQUIST

unknown age

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JAMESCHRISTOPHER CORBETT

unknown age

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VAUGHN EDWARD BROWN

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WILLIAM EDWARD BOETTCHER

84 years old

Dead

SAMUEL OWEN BASS SR

unknown age

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