USS Shasta (AE-6) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Shasta was a Lassen-class ammunition ship laid down on August 12, 1940, and launched on July 9, 1941. It was commissioned on January 20, 1942, for the first time under Capt. Francis A. Smith's command and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned in 1946. The name Shasta comes from a volcano located in Cascade Range, north of California. Most of its missions were in Western Pacific to supply the Battle Fleet with ammunition. This ship was extremely important because it managed to accomplish the first underway replenishment of ammunition. The second commissioning took place on July 15, 1953, after almost 6 years of inactivity. This time under Capt. Peter M. Gaviglio's command, the ship joined the Atlantic Service Fleet and served in the US Navy for another 16 years until it was finally struck from the Naval Register on July 1, 1969. For the service brought to the USA, Shasta received 5 battle stars for the activity during the World War II and one for the Vietnam War.

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 Shasta (AE-6)

DANIEL JOHN BUCHANAN

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ROSA MARIA CHAVEZ-BROWN

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DAVID JAMES CARRICK

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JEFF L. CHEWNING

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BRADLEY MICHAEL BUTRUM

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EULALIO G. CABRIALES

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GEORGE TAYLOR BROWN

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JAMES BRANDENBURG

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WILBORN D. BOYD

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FRANCIS MARION BURKE

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JAMES OLIVER CROSS SR.

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THOMAS HENRY COPEMAN

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ROBERT A. CHURCH

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DOUGLAS DRESDEN BLAIR

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JOHN RAYMOND BISSONNETTE

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MICHAEL STEVEN BELANGER

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ROBERT H. BEITLER

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RICHARD E. BARTON SR.

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JEROME HARVEY AVENSON

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CHARLES M. ANGUS

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ELWOOD STRODE ANGUS

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JAMES MICHAEL ANDROFF

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JAMES MICHAEL AARNIO

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