SS Amerigo Vespucci Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Amerigo Vespucci was a Liberty Ship that served the Navy during World War II. This vessel was also built during the war period. Its name is obviously linked to that of the famous Italian explorer. The SS Amerigo Vespucci was laid in February 1944 and launched the same year in May. The vessel was built by the Permanente Metals Corp in Richmond, California. The Amerigo Vespucci was useful during the war, but after the conflict was over, its fate was sealed. This ship’s ending is very similar to that of others of its kind. After serving in the army, it was finally decommissioned and scrapped in 1962.

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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