USS Sheliak (AKA-62) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Sheliak was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on June 19, 1944, and launched on October 17, 1944, with the hull number AKA-62. It was commissioned on December 1, 1944, under Comdr. Searcy J. Lowery’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 10, 1946. It carried a complement of 399 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Bayonne, Pearl Harbor, Tulagi, Ulithi, Okinawa, San Francisco, Port Chicago, Manus, Samar, Subic Bay, and Guam. On May 21, 1946, the ship was struck from the Navy List. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Sheliak received 1 battle star. 

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

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Shipmates on USS Sheliak (AKA-62)

OTIS C. WHITTINGTON

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