USS Sagittarius (AKN-2) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The 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, and Ryukyus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 7, 1946. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Sagittarius received 2 battle stars. 

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Sagittarius (AKN-2)

JAMES ALEXANDER TUCKER

unknown age

Dead

MARTIN ANDREW RICHARDSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANK MICHAEL HEUER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VWHITNEY DAYLEY HALE

97 years old

Dead

WILLIAM EDWARD BROCKMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FREDERICK WALLACE BOX

unknown age

Uncertain N/A