USS Artemis (AKA-21) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Artemis was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on November 23, 1943 and launched on May 20, 1944. It was commissioned on August 28, 1944 under Comdr. Thomas J. Rattray’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 10, 1947. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in California, Pearl Harbor, Maui, Iwo Jima, the Philippines, Manila, Admiralty Islands, Yokosuka and Bikini Atoll and it participated only in the World War II. It was struck from the Navy List on February 25, 1947.  For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Artemis received 2 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 Artemis (AKA-21)

EDMUND EDWARD BENWAY

unknown age

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CLEMENCE MARTIN BERENT

unknown age

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JEROME ROBERT BLACK

unknown age

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M. JOHN CARROCCIO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RAYMOND ANTHONY COONEY

87 years old

Dead

FRANK GRIFFIN DE MOSS

88 years old

Dead

RICHARD MARK CURTIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES R. HALL

unknown age

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JOHN F. HEARNE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VICTOR L. KILLINGSWORTH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALVIN HENRY KUEHN JR

92 years old

Dead

HAROLD PATRICK LAIR

54 years old

Dead

JOSEPH T. MIRABELLA SR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD AUGUST MORGAN

87 years old

Dead

JAMES H. O'BRIEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

SALVATOR V. OLIVET

unknown age

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LEON JEFF POOR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN SOUTHERLAND

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EVERETT BERNARD TILLOTSON

91 years old

Dead

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