USS Markab (AD-21) 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 Markab was a Hamul-class destroyer tender launched on December 21, 1940. It was commissioned on June 15, the following year under Comdr. Allen D. Brown’s command with the hull number AD-21 and served in the US Navy for 18 years until it was decommissioned on December 19, 1969. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 864 people onboard and had the main missions in Hampton Roads, Pearl Harbor, Jersey City, Yokosuka, Sasebo, Eniwetok, Majuro, Ulithi, Okinawa or Shanghai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1976 and sold for scrapping in 1977. 

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