USS Hesperia (AKS-13) 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 Hesperia was an Acubens-class general stores issue ship laid down on October 9, 1944 and launched on November 18, 1944. It was commissioned on April 1, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. William G. Dutton’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on February 27, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 195 men on board and it had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Manus, Buckner Bay or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and scrapped in 1973. 

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