USS Centaurus (AKA-17) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Centaurus was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship launched on September 3, 1943, with the hull number AKA-17. It was commissioned on October 21, 1943, under Capt. G. E. McCabe’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1946. It carried a complement of 247 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Kwajalein Atoll, the Marshall Islands, Manus, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Marianas, Guam, Espiritu Santo, Palau Islands, and Okinawa. It returned to the Maritime Commission on September 11, 1946. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Centaurus 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

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Shipmates on USS Centaurus (AKA-17)

ROBERT WILLIAM HARBOURT

98 years old

Dead

KENNETH PAUL MALEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GEORGE EVANS MCCABE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JACK ERNEST PENNINGTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ABRAHAM ROSENZWEIG

unknown age

Uncertain N/A