The SS David B. Johnson was a Liberty-class ship that was operated by the Wilmore Steamship Corporation under a MARCOM contract during World War II. The ship was built by J.A. Jones Construction in Brunswick, Georgia in November 1943 and launched in January 1944. Having survived the war, the ship was placed in the reserve fleet at Beaumont, Texas, and then moved to Suisun Bay, California in 1952 where it remained until January 1968, and then sold to Nicolai Joffe Corporation to be scrapped.
The SS David B. Johnson is one of the vessels that contained asbestos in their components like turbines, pumps, engines, electrical fixtures, boilers, incinerators, and other heat-sensitive areas such as weapons and ammunition storage rooms. If you are a Navy veteran that served on the SS David B. Johnson and your health has been affected as a consequence of exposure to asbestos during military service, you should contact a lawyer at once to learn of your rights to file a legal claim for compensation.