USS Medea (AKA-31) 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 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 the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Medea was struck from the Navy List on October 15, 1946. It received 1 battle star for the activity during the World War II. 

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