USS Hydrus (AKA-28) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The 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 World War II. After the decommissioning, the USS Hydrus was transferred to the Maritime Commission. 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 Hydrus (AKA-28)

JACK A. BOYER

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WILLIAM THOMAS CALDWELL

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ZERL ELEAZOR CLAY

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GEORGE THOMAS DREHER

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EDWARD GORGONAS

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FRED KNOPF

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JACK FREDERICK PRYER

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JOHN W. RAINBOLT JR

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STANLEY ELLIS ROGERS

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