USS Bellatrix (AKA-3) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Bellatrix was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship launched on August 15, 1941with the hull number AKA-3. It was commissioned on February 17, 1942 under Comdr. W. F. Dietrich’s command and served in the US Navy for 14 years until it was decommissioned June 3, 1955. It carried a complement of 369 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pacific, Sicily and Saipan. In 1963, USS Bellatrix was transferred to Peru. It was sold for scrap in 1991, though it sunk on the way to the port. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bellatrix received 6 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 Bellatrix (AKA-3)

ROY WILLIAM GIBSON

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ROBERT JOHN GRIX

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EUGENE G. HARRIS

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FORREST H HELLIWELL

90 years old

Dead

KENNETH G. HOLCOMBE

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FRANK A. HUSON

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JOHN DAVID JOHNSON JR

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RONALD M. KILLIE

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BUDDY DEAN KIRBY

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HERMAN ARENS LEONARD

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GERALD GEORGE MAYER

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DONALD JOHN MCPHERSON

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LYLE LEROY MILLER

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WILLIAM J. FINNEN JR

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EUGENE CASMIRE DYKAS

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GEORGE N. DOTZEL JR

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CARLTON LOUIS DIPPEL

91 years old

Dead

WILLIAM FRANCIS DIETRICH

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JOHN MARTIN COURIC JR

90 years old

Dead

HARRY EUGENE BRUGGEMAN

83 years old

Dead

RICHARD F. BRIGGS

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HAROLD A. BANKS

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HAROLD CORBETT ALLSOP

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