USS Sagittarius (AKN-2) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • 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 Sagittarius was an Indus-class net cargo ship laid down on November 8, 1943 and launched on November 30, the same year. It was commissioned on March 18, 1944 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on January 16, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 228 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, Okinawa, the Marianas, Pearl Harbor, Mare Island, Hawaii or Ryukyus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 7, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sagittarius received 2 battle stars. 

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