USS Veritas (AKA-50) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Veritas was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 26, 1945, and launched on June 16, the same year. It was commissioned on July 19, 1945, under Lt. Comdr. A. S. Brooks’ command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on February 21, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Bermuda, Baltimore, Bayonne, and New York. After the decommissioning, the USS Veritas was struck from the Naval Register on April 12, 1946, and transferred to the Maritime Commission on June 29, 1946. 

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 Veritas (AKA-50)

HAROLD FREDERICK GARLING

90 years old

Dead

GEORGE WEISMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PHILIP LOUIS COHN

87 years old

Dead

GORDON RUSSELL ADAMS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A