SS Benjamin Harrison 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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The SS Benjamin Harrison was a Liberty Ship built during World War II to be used by the United States for war operations. The ship was named after the 23rd President of the United States. It was launched in January 1942 and, on its first mission which was delivering cargo in North Africa as part of the convoy UGS 6, the ship was torpedoed by a German submarine, suffering 3 casualties in the process. The vessel sunk on 16 March 1943.

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