USS Sirona (AKA-43) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Sirona was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 15, 1945, and launched on April 17, the same year. It was commissioned on May 10, 1945, under Comdr. Joseph A. Neal’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on June 12, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, Manila, Hilo, Okinawa, Tokyo Bay, Manchuria, Shanghai. After the decommissioning, the USS Sirona was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946, and sold for scrapping on May 17, 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

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Shipmates on USS Sirona (AKA-43)

ALFRED M. NOYES

unknown age

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LEE BRUNER SNOW

unknown age

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ADRIAN H. VANHUIZEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

STEPHEN VARANKO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALTER MINICK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THEODORE EDWARD ANDERSON

93 years old

Dead