USS Araner (IX-226) 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS Araner (IX-226) was a Liberty Ship that served the US Navy during World War II as a cargo carrier. This vessel was laid down in 1942 at Vancouver, Washington. It was built by the Kaiser Shipbuilding Company. In December, the same year, the ship was launched and at the beginning of the next year, it was delivered to the War Ship Administration. USS Araner was damaged in the Mindoro Campaign as a result of several Japanese torpedoes. The incident took place in the Philippine Sea, near Mindoro Philippines. Fortunately, no fatalities were registered after this event. After the attack, the vessel was towed to the Subic Bay. A series of repairs followed, at the end of which the vessel was able to return to duty, in 1945.

In 1946, the USS Araner was placed out of service and taken to the Maritime Commission's War Shipping Administration.

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