SS Augustine B. McManus 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 Augustine B. McManus was a Liberty Ship built in the US during World War II. The ship was named after Augustine B. McManus, US Navy officer and scientist that had testified at the Titanic disaster trials. The vessel was laid down in April 1944 at the J.A. Jones Construction in Brunswick, Georgia and launched in June the same year. The ship was operated by the William J. Rountree & Company during the war. It was placed in the reserve fleet at Wilmington, North Carolina and later, in the Hudson River Group. It was later withdrawn from the fleet to be used as a grain transporter until September 1970 when it was sold for scrapping.

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