USS Aquarius (AKA-16) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The 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 World War II, the USS Aquarius received 8 battle stars. On February 12, 1947, Uthe SS 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

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Shipmates on USS Aquarius (AKA-16)

JOHN VANSANT ASHTON JR.

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IRA EDWIN ESKRIDGE

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ROBERT DAVID EVANS

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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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