USS Medea (AKA-31) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Medea was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on August 5, 1944, and launched on November 30, the same year. It was commissioned on January 10, 1945, under Comdr. Wesley A. Sherberth’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on April 24, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, the Marianas, the Philippines, Japan, Hagushi and it participated only in World War II. After the decommissioning, the USS Medea was struck from the Navy List on October 15, 1946. 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 Medea (AKA-31)

CLARENCE DONALD ANDERSON

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JOHN FRANCIS COGAN

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DONOVAN DONALD CRAIG

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HOWARD A. DODDS

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ROGER ARMAND GAUCHER

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RICHARD A. GRIMALDI

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JOSEPH WENDELL RALSTON

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JAMES LAWRENCE WAHL

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