SS Colgate Victory Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Colgate Victory, a Victory ship built during World War II was launched by the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation on December 15, 1944, and completed on January 12, the next year. During its activity, this 10,500-ton class 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 and also helped in the Battle of Okinawa and the invasion of Japan. Asbestos exposure occurred aboard this ship, particularly in the engineering spaces and boiler rooms. The ship was transferred back to the Maritime Administration and laid up. The ship was scrapped in December of 1969 in Spain.

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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