USS Great Sitkin (AE-17) 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 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.

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