USS Kochab (AKS-6) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Kochab was an Acubens-class general stores issue ship launched on March 8, 1944. It was commissioned on May 2, the same year under Lt. Comdr. R. E. King’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 195 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, the Marshall Islands, Ulithi, Manus, Saipan, Kerama Retto and Ryukyus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 22, 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Kochab received 1 battle star and four honor medals. 

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

Shipmates on USS Kochab (AKS-6)

RALPH MICHAEL BEAUGEZ JR.

91 years old

Dead

BERNARD DONALD BASQUE

93 years old

Dead

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