USS Giansar (AK-111) 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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The USS Giansar (AK-111) was a cargo ship belonging to the Crater-class laid down as a Liberty Ship under the name SS Thoman Ewing. Once it was taken over by the United States Navy in 1943 it was renamed after the star in the constellation Draconis. The Giansar was launched in January 1943 and commissioned in October the same year under Lieutenant Commander C. J. King’s command. Throughout the war, the vessel carried aircraft, tanks, supplies, and passengers from various ports on the west coast to locations such as Pago Pago, Ellice Islands, Majuro, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Saipan, Guam, and the Philippines. It was decommissioned at Norfolk in November 1945 and returned to the Maritime Commission. 

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