USS Volans (AKS-9) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The 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, and Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 17, 1947. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Volans received 5 honor medals. 

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 Volans (AKS-9)

JACK WEIDNER WARD

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PAUL JOSEPH PANZECA

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FRANCIS J. DOBLER

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