USS Rutilicus (AK-113) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Rutilicus was a Crater-class cargo ship operated by the US Navy in World War II. Like most other cargo ships of its time, the USS Rutilicus was used for troops and cargo delivery in the war zones, specifically in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Throughout the war, the ship assisted the invasion operations in the Marshall Islands, the Marianas, the Philippines, and the Battle of Okinawa. The ship survived the war and it was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet until October 1971 when it was sold to a private company from Spain for scrapping. The USS Rutilicus received two battle stars for its service during World War II. 

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 Rutilicus (AK-113)

Henry C. Artioli

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Alex Bernal

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Thomas Joseph Dahmen

92 years old

Dead

Helmut Dumalski

unknown age

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Hugh A. Gamble

unknown age

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Fred Clinton Hewell Jr.

unknown age

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Roger R. Logan

unknown age

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Morton Sturtevant

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Leroy Wood

unknown age

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