The SS Brown Victory was a Maritime Commission type VC2-S-AP2 Victory ship built during World War II by the Oregon Shipbuilding Company Portland. The ship was laid down on February 25, 1945, and was delivered to the War Shipping Administration on March 27, the same year. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 62 Merchant Marine and 28 US Naval Armed Guards and served in the Pacific War transporting supplies to the Battle of Okinawa operations. The ship was awarded Battle Stars for the Okinawa operations. Shortly after ceasing the operations in June 1970, the ship was scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Despite the remarkable performance of this Navy vessel, there was a danger lurking onboard - asbestos exposure, which can cause a wide range of debilitating diseases, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Therefore, we highly recommend everyone who was present on the SS Brown Victory keep a close eye on their health by undergoing periodical medical examinations to make sure their lungs have not been affected by asbestos fibers. Asbestos was lurking on the submarine during the time it was active, mostly in wall insulation, but also in components such as gaskets and valves.