SS Booker T. Washington Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Booker T. Washington was a Liberty Ship built during World War II by the California Shipbuilding Corporation at Terminal Island, California. The ship was launched in September 1942 and it was the first Liberty Ship to be named after an African-American. It was also the first ship to be commanded by an African-American in the US Merchant Marine. Throughout the war, the ship was responsible for delivering troops and supplies to Europe and the Pacific Theatre. After the war, the SS Booker T. Washington was sold to a private company and eventually scrapped in 1969. 

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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Shipmates on SS Booker T. Washington

William J. Hunter

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

Robert Mason Leland

unknown age

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Hugh Nathaniel Mulzac

84 years old


Everett K. Ward

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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