USS Cepheus (AKA-18) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Cepheus was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship launched on October 23, 1943 with the hull number AKA-18. It was commissioned on December 16, 1943 under Capt. R. B. Hall’s command and served in the US Navy for almost 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 22, 1943. It carried a complement of 404 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific Theater. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Centaurus received 2 battle stars. 

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