USS Sirona (AKA-43) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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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, USS Sirona was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946 and sold for scrapping on May 17, 1966.  

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