USS Skagit (AKA-105/LKA-105) 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS Skagit was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 21, 1944 and launched on November 18, the same year. It was commissioned the next year on May 2, 1945 under Capt. Harold R. Parker’s command and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on June 30, 1949. One year later, on August 26, 1950, the ship was recommissioned and served in the US Navy for another 19 years until July 1, 1969. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Norfolk, the Philippines, Marseille, Manila or Tokyo. After the World War II, USS Skagit participated also in the Korean and the Vietnam War. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List the same day. For the activity during the Korean War, the ship received 2 battle stars and another 2 for the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War. 

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