USS Pollux (AKS-2) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Pollux was a Castor-class general stores issue ship laid down on May 26, 1939 and launched on December 16, the same year. It was commissioned on May 6, 1941 under Comdr. Hugh W. Turney’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it sank on February 18, 1942. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 199 men on board and it had the main missions next to the Atlantic Fleet, on regular provisioning cruises. After the tragic event, USS Pollux was struck from the Navy List on March 25, 1942. 

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

Shipmates on USS Pollux (AKS-2)

JOSEPH CRUZA JR.

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REX EDMUND COPELAND

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ORLAN ROBERT COOL

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HAROLD F. CONLEY JR.

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DONALD IVAN COCHRAN

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HARRIS CURTIS CHRISTIANSON

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CARL ULYSSES CARRINGTON

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CLYDE C. CANNON

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DAVID EUGENE BUTLER

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WILLIAM BUDKA

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CROWELL HARDING BUCKWELL

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THEODORE RAYMOND BRUNSON

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LESLIE ELMER BEAN

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