USS Sidonia (AKA-42) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Sidonia was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 1, 1945, and launched on April 7, the same year. It was commissioned on April 30, 1945, under Comdr. E. C. Earl’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on February 25, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, Manila, Hilo, Eniwetok, Hampton Roads, Marseilles. After the decommissioning, the USS Sidonia was struck from the Naval Register on April 17, 1946, and sold to Zidell Explorations Inc. on December 7, 1964.  

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 Sidonia (AKA-42)

LLOYD RUSSELL HENDERSON

91 years old

Dead

NORMAN WALL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ANTHONY RUSSELL ZOPPINA

unknown age

Dead

JACK BEGGS HARRIS

87 years old

Dead