USS Devosa (AKA-27) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Devosa was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship launched on October 12, 1944. It was commissioned on November 30, the same year under Comdr. R. C. Wilkinson’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 2, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Tulagi, Okinawa, Florida Islands, San Francisco, Saipan, San Pedro and it participated only in World War II. After the decommissioning, the USS Devosa was transferred to the Maritime Commission the same day as a training vessel. It received 1 battle star for the activity during World War II. 

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 Devosa (AKA-27)

GEORGE B. JOHNSTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JACK R. MAUREY

unknown age

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WILLIAM EUGENE NAGEL

84 years old

Dead

RAYMOND TRUETT SHIPMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CALVIN JOHN COOK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A