USS Midas (ARB-5) 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 Midas was an Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship laid down on August 31, 1943 and launched on December 24, the same year. It was commissioned on May 23, 1944 under Lt. Robert A. Young’s command with the hull number ARB-5 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 17, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 260 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, New Guinea, Society Islands, New Caledonia, San Pedro, San Diego, Samar or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold to Colombia where its name was kept. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Midas received one battle star. 

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