USS Lacerta (AKA-29) 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 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 the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Lacerta was transferred to the Maritime Commission. It received 1 battle star for the activity during the World War II. 

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