USS Aquarius (AKA-16) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

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.

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 Aquarius (AKA-16)

JOHN VANSANT ASHTON JR.

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IRA EDWIN ESKRIDGE

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ROBERT DAVID EVANS

unknown age

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THEODORE MARTIN HELMAN

unknown age

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NICHOLAS NEKREWICH

91 years old

Dead

HARRY PASQUINELLI

unknown age

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DANIEL FRANK POLASEK

86 years old

Dead

SAM ROSENTHAL

unknown age

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G. EDWARD WHEELER

unknown age

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