USS Thuban (AKA-19/LKA-19) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Thuban was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 2, 1943, and launched on April 26, 1943, with the hull number AKA-19. It was commissioned on June 10, 1943, under Comdr. James C. Campbell’s command and served in the US Navy for 24 years until it was decommissioned in October 1967. It carried a complement of 456 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in the Aleutian and Gilbert Islands, Kwajalein Atoll, Saipan and Leyte, Lingayen and Iwo Jima. It also participated in the Korean War and it had the main missions in the Pacific Theater, Yokohama, Yokosuka, Wonsan, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. It was reclassified as an amphibious cargo ship on January 1, 1969, and received the hull number LKA-19. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Thuban received 7 battle stars and 3 battle stars for the activity during the Korean War, adding up a total of 10 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 Thuban (AKA-19/LKA-19)

BRIAN PATRICK LAMB

unknown age

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RAYMOND KAMINSKI

unknown age

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JOHN HARDING JOHNSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES WESLEY JARVIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THOMAS JOSEPH HUGHES JR.

82 years old

Dead

MACAULEY HOWARD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT DAVID HILLIS

78 years old

Dead

RONALD LEE HEIDKAMP

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JACK NEAL HAYDEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THEODORE J. HAMMER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HAROLD E. GOFORTH

94 years old

Dead

GILMER EDWARD GODBOLD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDWARD A. GABRYLUK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANCIS J. FARREN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOSEPH M. EPHREMIAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CARLTON LOUIS DIPPEL

91 years old

Dead

GEORGE F. CRIBB

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BENTLEY BAKER CRAWFORD

87 years old

Dead

NORMAN ARTHUR CORE JR.

89 years old

Dead

FREDERICK ERNEST CHAPMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDWARD GEORGE CALLAHAN JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HENRY W BEECHER JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Vester Riley Reed, Sr.

90 years old

Dead

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