USS Aquarius (AKA-16) 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
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Aquarius was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 28, 1943 and launched on July 23, 1943 with the hull number AKA-16. It was commissioned on August 21, 1943 under Capt. R. V. Marron’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 23, 1946. It carried a complement of 404 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Kwajalein Atoll, Solomon Islands, Emirau Islands, Russell Islands, Espiritu Santo, Saipan , Peleliu and Leyte. It was struck from the Naval Register on November 13, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Aquarius received 8 battle stars. On February 12, 1947, USS Aquarius was sold to U.S. Lines.

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