USS Arcturus (AKA-1) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Arcturus was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 26, 1938 and launched on May 18, the next year with the hull number AKA-1. It was commissioned on October 26, 1940 under Comdr. Russell C. Bartman’s command and served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on April 3, 1946. It carried a complement of 267 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in North Africa, Salerno, southern France and Okinawa. It was struck from the Navy List on June 5, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Arcturus received 5 battle stars. 

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 Arcturus (AKA-1)

JOHN J. GYLES JR.

91 years old

Dead

WESLEY FRANCIS GRAY

94 years old

Dead

CLAUDE MARCEL GALLAGHER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RUSSEL WILLIAM FURST

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN WARREN FAIR

71 years old

Dead

GEORGE WILLIAM ELLIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LAWRENCE LLEWELLYN DUNN

92 years old

Dead

JEROME F. DUGGAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN F. DONAHOO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALTER STANLEY DELANY JR

83 years old

Dead

PETER CONRAD CUMMINSKY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JIM COPLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES COPLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHANDLER LEWIS COOK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

KENNETH G. CONNORS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES SHAWVER CLENDENON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM STEELY BUSH SR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES L. BUCHANAN JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ARTHUR JAMES BRASSFIELD

65 years old

Dead

THOMAS MICHAEL BRADY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MATTHEW JACOB BERCHEM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARRY LESTER BELL

65 years old

Dead

RAYMOND EDWARD AUL

86 years old

Dead

WALTER L. ALEXANDER JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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