USS Lacerta (AKA-29) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Lacerta was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 5, 1944, and launched on October 28, the same year. It was commissioned on December 19, 1944, under Comdr. Louis Funkenstein’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 25, 1946. It carried a complement of 302 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Solomon Islands, Saipan, Manila, Yokohama, and Tsingtao and it participated only in World War II. After the decommissioning, the USS Lacerta 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 Lacerta (AKA-29)

EUGENE HAMMOND

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MICHAEL BERNARD PECERI

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GEORGE G. SADOWL

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HAROLD R. SHERMAN

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ROBERT MAX STEPHENS

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REMI ONIL FORTIN

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JOSEPH HERBERT DANNEMANN

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JONH H

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