USS Xenia (AKA-51) 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 Xenia was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 4, 1945 and launched on June 27, the same year. It was commissioned on July 28, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. G. B. Service’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on May 13, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. After the decommissioning, USS Xenia was struck from the Naval Register on November 30, 1946 and transferred to the government of Chile. It was renamed Presidente Errazuriz and it served as a flag ship until 1962. 

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