USS Castor (AKS-1) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Castor was a Castor-class general stores issue ship launched on May 20, 1939. It was commissioned on March 12, 1941 under Comdr. F. Johnson’s command and served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 315 men on board and it had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Johnston Island, Wake Island, San Francisco, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, the Fiji Islands, New Zealand, Funafuti, Espiritu Santo or the Gilbert Islands. After the decommissioning, USS Castor was placed in reserve at San Francisco. During the Korean War, the ship was reactivated and served in the US Navy for another 18 years, since November 24, 1950 until October 1, 1968. Two months later, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1969. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Castor received 3 battle stars, 2 battle stars for the activity during the Korean War and 6 campaign stars for the activity during the Vietnam War.  

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 Castor (AKS-1)

JAMES E. FERRELL

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BERT FALARDEAU

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DAVID ALLEN DRISCOLL

unknown age

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LAWRENCE WAYNE COLEMAN

unknown age

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GERARD W. CHEFFER

87 years old

Dead

MAHLON A. CHASE SR.

unknown age

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WALTON O. CHANDLEY

unknown age

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JOHN DANIEL CHADWELL

unknown age

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WILLIAM MILNER CARPENTER

unknown age

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BILLIE C. CABBAGE

unknown age

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DONALD D. BURBANK

unknown age

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HORACE D. BRUMFIELD

unknown age

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DOUGLAS H. BROWN

unknown age

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JAMES OLIVER BROWN

unknown age

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CLINGMON ESTES BOWMAN

unknown age

Dead

ROBERT MURRAY BLINN JR.

unknown age

Dead

JAMES A. BLAND

unknown age

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ARTHUR A. BISH

unknown age

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FREDERICK JEAN BECK

83 years old

Dead

WILLIAM HARVEY BALLENGER

87 years old

Dead

WARREN PERCY ALTHOUSE

unknown age

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