USS Sarita (AKA-39) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Sarita was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on December 22, 1944 and launched on February 23, 1945. It was commissioned on March 22, 1945 under Comdr. Erwin E. Smith’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on January 29, 1947. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Guam, Sasebo, Seattle, Shanghai, Manus and it participated only in the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Sarita was struck from the Naval Register on February 25, 1947 and scrapped in 1966. 

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 Sarita (AKA-39)

WALTER M. GLANVILLE

unknown age

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HEBER DAVID HARTMAN

88 years old

Dead

CLIFFORD HENRY HOLLANDER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT EARLY MERIWETHER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN WILLIAM METZGER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM ELMER ORR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALBERT RILL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DUWAYNE ELDEN STEVENS

unknown age

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JOHN WALTER TILLEY

unknown age

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NICHOLAS I. DEUTSCH

unknown age

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ALVIN WOODROW BUNIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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