USS Veritas (AKA-50) 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 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 or New York. After the decommissioning, USS Veritas was struck from the Naval Register on April 12, 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission on June 29, 1946. 

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