SS Canada Victory Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Canada Victory, a Victory ship built during World War II under the Emergency Shipbuilding Program was launched by the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation on January 12, 1944, and completed on February 28, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement 62 Merchant Marine and 28 US Naval Armed Guards and served as a cargo ship in World War II. By virtue of its heat-resistance and insulating properties, asbestos was used in the areas of the ship that was exposed to significant heat, for instance, near turbines and boiler rooms. In addition, asbestos was used in electrical wiring and as insulation of pipes on the ships. The ship sank in action on April 27, 1945, at Okinawa.

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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