USS Aurelia (AKA-23) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Aurelia was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 5, 1944, and launched on July 4 the same year. It was commissioned on October 14, 1944, under Comdr. E. G. MacMurdy’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 14, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Guam, Saipan, Eniwetok, the Philippines, Okinawa, and Leyte and it participated only in World War II. It was struck from the Navy List on June 19, 1946. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Aurelia received 1 battle star. 

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 Aurelia (AKA-23)


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