USS Indus (AKN-1) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • 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 Indus was an Indus-class net cargo ship laid down on October 4, 1943 and launched on October 29, the same year. It was commissioned on February 15, 1944 under Comdr. A. S. Einmo’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 20, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 228 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, Espiritu Santo, Milne Bay, New Guinea, the Philippines, Saipan or Manila. After the decommissioning, the ship was scrapped in 1967. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Indus received one battle star. 

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