USS Akutan (AE-13) 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 Akutan, a Lassen-class ammunition ship, was laid down on June 20, 1944 and launched on September 17, 1944. It was commissioned on February 15, 1945, under Comdr. R.C. Brown's command. The name comes from the Akutan Island located in the Fox Islands group in Alaska. It was a 459-foot long ship, with a beam of 63 feet, which carried a complement of 280 officers on board. After the shakedown, Akutan started its missions to Caroline Islands, Philippine Islands, fueled Task Group and other ships located in Philippines. After one year of service, Akutan was decommissioned on October 19, 1946, and, 14 years later, on May 1, 1960, the vessel was struck from the Naval Register.

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