SS Claremont Victory Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Claremont Victory, a Victory ship was built at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard and launched on January 12, 1944. Being the best and the most cost-effective insulating material, asbestos was used for fire resistance aboard the ship, particularly in boiler rooms and near turbines, where significant heat generation takes place. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 62 Merchant Marine and 28 US Naval Armed Guards and was used as a cargo ship in World War II. The ship transported supplies for the Battle of Okinawa and was owned by various merchant shipping companies in Argentina before being scrapped in 1978. 

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 Claremont Victory


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