USS Talita (AKS-8) 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 Talita was an Acubens-class general stores issue ship laid down on April 23, 1943 and launched on May 12, the same year. It was commissioned on March 4, 1944 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 9, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 214 men on board and it had the main missions in New Hebrides, the Solomons, Guadalcanal, Espiritu Santo, Majuro, Ulithi, Manus and Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 17, 1947. 

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