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.
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