SS Bucknell Victory Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Bucknell Victory, a Victory-class armed cargo ship was built by Permanente Metals Corporation, Richmond, California in just 70 days during World War II. The ship was laid down on December 27, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement 62 Merchant Marine and 28 US Naval Armed Guards and transported cargo to support the troops in the Pacific War. The ship also served as merchant marine ship and supplied goods for the Korean War. Most of the asbestos exposure aboard this ship occurred in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. The ship was laid up at Suisun Bay in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in 1973 and was scrapped in the year 1994 in China.

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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