USS Arcadia (AD-23) 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 Arcadia was a Klondike-class destroyer tender laid down on March 6, 1944 and launched on November 19, the same year. It was commissioned on September 13, 1945 under Capt. James M. Connally’s command with the hull number AD-23 and served in the US Navy for 23 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 826 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Newport, Narragansett Bay, Naples, Cannes, Valencia, Palma, Barcelona, Lisbon, Piraeus, Istanbul or Mayport. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1973 and sold for scrapping in 1974 to Levin Metals of San Jose in California. 

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