USS Procyon (AKA-2) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Procyon was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship laid down on January 15, 1940, and launched on November 14, the same year with the hull number AKA-2. It was commissioned on August 28, 1941, under Comdr. Lem P. Padgett’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on March 23, 1946. It carried a complement of 412 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in the Pacific, North Africa, Salerno, Sicily, southern France, and Okinawa. It was struck from the Navy List on April 12, 1946. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Procyon received 5 battle stars. 

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 Procyon (AKA-2)

ROWLAND GODFREY FREEMAN III

92 years old

Dead

ARTHUR ALLEN GRANBERG

unknown age

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KENNETH EDWARD GREEN

unknown age

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LARRY DALE GROOMS

unknown age

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HENRY CLAY SMITH HENSLEY

90 years old

Dead

ALFRED LEE HICKS

unknown age

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HUGH STEPHEN JONES

unknown age

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ROBERT WALTER JUSTICE

84 years old

Dead

RICHARD L. LIGHTMAN

unknown age

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JOHN LINTON LILLY

unknown age

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GERALD HUGH MARSH

unknown age

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JAMES D. FAY

unknown age

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ELTON L. FAUBER

unknown age

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FRANCIS J. ELLIOTT JR

unknown age

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RUSSELL EDWIN DRURY

unknown age

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THOMAS OLIVER CULLINS

unknown age

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THOMAS ELWYN CONN

unknown age

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ARLEIGH ALBERT BURKE

94 years old

Dead

LELAND WAYNE BRITTON

68 years old

Dead

CHARLES W. BOBB

unknown age

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MILTON WALLACE BANKS

unknown age

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DANIEL W. ABERCROMBIE III

unknown age

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