USS Libra (AK-53/AKA-12/LKA-12) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Libra was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship launched on November 12, 1941 with the hull number AKA-12. It was commissioned on May 12, 1942 under Comdr. W. B. Fletcher’s command and served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on April 12, 1948. On August 28, 1950 the ship was recommissioned and served in the US Navy for another 14 years until October 6, 1955. It carried a complement of 406 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Solomons and Bougainville, Leyte and it participated in the World War II and the Korean War. It was struck from the Navy List on January 1, 1977.  For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Libra received 9 battle stars. 

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 Libra (AK-53/AKA-12/LKA-12)

ROBERT J. BRIHAN

unknown age

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DONALD R. CAMPBELL

78 years old

Dead

WILLIAM GEORGE COCHRAN

74 years old

Dead

MARIA RODRIGUEZ DENTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT EUGENE DOLL

92 years old

Dead

JAMES P. DONEGAN

unknown age

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EVERETT VICTOR EASTLUND

unknown age

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RICHARD F. ELSHOFF

unknown age

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WILLIAM BARTLETT FLETCHER JR

79 years old

Dead

FLORIAN F. FOLGER

82 years old

Dead

CLARENCE QUENTIN FORD

92 years old

Dead

GEORGE CLAYTON FOULK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN JOSEPH GORMLY

91 years old

Dead

BENJAMIN S. HEDRICK

unknown age

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CARL NATHANIEL \\

unknown age

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WILLIAM EDWARD BRAZIS

unknown age

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WESLEY EUGENE BONDS

90 years old

Dead

EDDIE FREDERICK BEST

85 years old

Dead

JOHN S. BESERDETSKY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANKTHEODORE BEGA

unknown age

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HOWARD JOSEPH ALLEN

90 years old

Dead

ROBERT JOSEPH ADAMS

unknown age

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