USS Betelgeuse (AK-28/AKA-11) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Betelgeuse was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship laid down on March 9, 1939 and launched on September 18 the same year with the hull number AKA-11. It was commissioned on June 14, 1941 under Comdr. Harry D. Power’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. It carried a complement of 267 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in South Pacific and the Mediterranean. It was sold for scrap in 1972.  For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Betelgeuse 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 Betelgeuse (AK-28/AKA-11)

ABEL DELAGARZA JR.

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EDWARD ANTHONY DELSANTO

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ROBERT J. FLYNN

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WILLIAM JOHN FLYNN

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RONALD CASIMIR FRYDRYCHOWSKI

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RICHARD FRANK FULLER

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AARON JOHN GOOLEY

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TIMOTHY JOHN GORMAN

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ALFRED JOHN GREBASCH

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ROY M. HOFFMAN

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IVY LEE JACKSON I

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RONALD A. JETT

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GEORGE ROBERT JOHNSON

82 years old

Dead

BERNARD WILLIAM JOHNSTON

84 years old

Dead

HENRY DAVID JONES JR

unknown age

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CECIL OMAR KIDD SR

79 years old

Dead

THOMAS G. LILLY

unknown age

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ROBERT COCHRAN

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FREDERICK CLUFF CHASE

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RICHARD LEONARD BENDER

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PHILIP MCCUTCHEON ARMSTRONG JR

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HENRY ERVIN ALLEN JR

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JOHN WILLIAM ACKERMAN

unknown age

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