USS Capricornus (AKA-57/LKA-57) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Capricornus was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship launched on August 14, 1943 with the hull number AKA-57. It was commissioned on May 31, 1944 under Comdr. B. F. McGuckin’s command and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on March 30, 1948. The second time it was commissioned it was on October 12, 1950 and served in the US Navy for another 20 years until February 10, 1970. It carried a complement of 429 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in San Pedro, Hawaii, Hollandia, Leyte, Guam, Okinawa, Espiritu Santo and even Nagasaki and Hong Kong. It was struck from the Naval Register on January 1, 1977. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Capricornus received 4 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 Capricornus (AKA-57/LKA-57)

ROBERT CABOT BAINBRIDGE JR

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CARL F. BARTH JR

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RAGNAR WILHELM CARLSON

unknown age

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RAYMOND EDWARD AUL

86 years old

Dead

HARRY D. COLLIS JR

unknown age

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ROBERT E. CONE

unknown age

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RICHARD WILLIAM EHLOW

unknown age

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THOMAS L. ASH

unknown age

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RICHARD WALTER CORDANO

94 years old

Dead

BURK ANDREWS

unknown age

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JAMES LUTHER BOREN JR

unknown age

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ROBERT LEE FORD

unknown age

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JOSEPH WAYNE GALLA

unknown age

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GORDON DEAN COX

77 years old

Dead

JAMES ROY BALL

unknown age

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ROBERT WILLIAM BAUGHMAN

unknown age

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ALEXANDER JOHN DUBECK

unknown age

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VASILY DOMORETSKY

unknown age

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MICHAEL JOHN DINOLA

unknown age

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WAYNE FREDERICK BUSWELL

unknown age

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GEORGE D. ANDERSON JR

unknown age

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RICHARD A. CHASE

unknown age

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