USS Great Sitkin (AE-17) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Great Sitkin was a 459-foot long ammunition ship launched on January 20, 1945, which was commissioned on August 11, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. William F. Smith's command. It had a beam of 63 feet and carried a complement of over 250 officers on board. After the shakedown, the vessel started to deposit condemned ammunition from New York to Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Then, the Great Sitkin made a few trips to the Caribbean, Gibraltar, Mediterranean, and Atlantic for replenishment purposes. It also helped during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a 13-day confrontation between USA and the Soviet Union in 1962. Six years later, in 1968, the vessel helped the Seventh Fleet in the Vietnam War and, on July 2, 1973, it was stuck 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 Great Sitkin (AE-17)

HARRY E. GERHARD JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

NORMAN DWIGHT GAGE

89 years old

Dead

DAWARD HAROLD FISHER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN THOMAS FINNERTY

87 years old

Dead

JOSEPH M. FARRELL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL L. ETTER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALBERT G. DUNN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANCIS MICHAEL DOYLE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MICHAEL DELPIDIO

81 years old

Dead

JEROME CONTEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BERNARD S. CHAMPION

92 years old

Dead

MURRAY P. CATO SR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VINCENT NORBERT CARPENCY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM CLAYTON BUTLER JR.

96 years old

Dead

LINDSAY LAURENCE BUSWELL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VILHELM KLEIN BUSCK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THOMAS GROVER BURLEY JR.

83 years old

Dead

JAMES BRUCE BRYANT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Merrill W. Brunson

80 years old

Dead

RICHARD LOWELL BROWN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VICTOR S. BRADSHAW

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HERBERT CLARKE BRADLY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN FRANCIS BISHOP

75 years old

Dead

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