USS Ostara (AKA-33) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Ostara was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on October 13, 1944 and launched on December 21, the same year. It was commissioned on January 31, 1945 under Comdr. Alfred St. Martin’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 1, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, the Marianas, Eniwetok, Saipan, San Diego, Leyte, Manila and Okinawa and it participated only in the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Ostara was struck from the Naval Register on April 17, 1946 and it was scrapped in 1965. 

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 Ostara (AKA-33)

CARLTON C. ARMSTRONG

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ALVIN WOODROW BUNIS

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JAMES S. CAPOSSELA

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WILLIAM HICKMAN DODSON

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EDWARD CLINTON ELLISON

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CALVIN WAYNE FRIZZELLE

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MERLE G. RITTER

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MAYNARD MATTHEW SCHUMACHER

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MARVIN SKOWRONEK

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HUBERT VIRGIL WESSEL

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