USS Hydrus (AKA-28) 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 Hydrus was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship launched on October 28, 1944. It was commissioned on December 9, the same year under Comdr. R. J. Wissinger’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 26, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Okinawa, Guam, San Francisco, Hawaii, Honolulu and Tsingtao and it participated only in the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Hydrus was transferred to the Maritime Commission. It received 1 battle star for the activity during the World War II. 

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