USS Sarpedon (ARB-7) 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 Sarpedon was an Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship laid down on July 11, 1944 and launched on August 21, the same year. It was commissioned on November 16, 1944 with the hull number ARB-7 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 29, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 260 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, San Pedro, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Guam, Okinawa, Shanghai, Kwajalein or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 15, 1976 and sold for scrapping the following year. 

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