SS Benjamin H. Hill 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

SS Benjamin H. Hill was a Liberty class ship built by J.A. Jones Construction in Brunswick, California under a Maritime Commission Contract. The ship was named after the Confederate senator and US Representative Benjamin H. Hill. After the launch in February 1944, the ship was allocated to the A.L. Burbank Company to be operated throughout the war. After the war, the vessel was laid up in the national reserve fleet in the James River Group. Between 1954 and 1963, SS Benjamin H. Hill was withdrawn from the fleet and re-placed multiple times to be used as a grain transporter. It was sold in February 1973 for scrapping.

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