SS Alanson B. Houghton 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

Stuff You Should Know

The SS Alanson B. Houghton was a Liberty Ship built by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City in January 1944 and sponsored by Mrs. H.R. Pratt. It was transferred to the American South African Lines soon after the launch. The ship was laid up in the National Reserve Fleet in Mobile, Alabama in October 1949 and sold for scrapping to Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation in 1971. 

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