USS Diomedes (ARB-11) 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 Diomedes was an Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship laid down on October 19, 1944 and launched on January 11, the following year. It was commissioned on June 23, 1945 under Lt. Cmdr. S. H. P. Read’s command with the hull number ARB-11 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 3, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 260 people on board and had the main missions in Okinawa, Hong Kong, Kiirun, Taku, Pearl Harbor, Charleston, Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to West Germany where it was renamed Wotan (A513). 

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