USS Hecuba (AKS-12) 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 Hecuba was an Acubens-class general stores issue ship launched on November 6, 1944. It was commissioned on April 21, 1945 under Comdr. N. H. Castle’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 26, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 195 men on board and it had the main missions in New Orleans, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Leyte or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping on October 19, 1964. 

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