USS Volans (AKS-9) 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 Volans was an Acubens-class general stores issue ship laid down on October 19, 1942 and launched on February 2, the next year. It was commissioned on March 31, 1944 under Comdr. Sherman R. Perie’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 195 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, the Panama Canal Zone, Balboa, New Hebrides, Majuro, Ulithi, Manus or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 17, 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Volans received 5 honor medals. 

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