SS Brainerd Victory Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Brainerd Victory was a Victory-class cargo ship built during World War II by the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation. The ship was laid down on July 25, 1945, and launched on October 24, the same year. During its activity, the ship carried a complement 62 Merchant Marine and 28 US Naval Armed Guards and steamed the West Coast delivering goods to Los Angeles, Suisun Bay, and San Francisco. The ship contained parts and supplies made from asbestos, a heat resistant material that is known to cause mesothelioma and other deadly diseases. Most of the asbestos exposure aboard this ship occurred in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. The ship sank in 1964 near Bermuda and 4 crewmen were lost.

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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