USS Akutan (AE-13) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

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.

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

Shipmates on USS Akutan (AE-13)

ROBERT G. WOLFSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANCIS JOSEPH RAFTER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALOIS EDWARD MUELLER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT D. MESSLER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES P. MATALAS

85 years old

Dead

ROY ORVILLE HAGOOD JR.

89 years old

Dead

RICHARD EDWARD COSTELLO SR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JEAN BAPTISTE BOUDREAUX

88 years old

Dead

TOM H. BIETSCH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Questions about asbestos exposure? We can help!