SS David E. Hughes Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS David E. Hughes was a Liberty Ship built during World War II by the United States. Named after David E. Hughes, an American musician, professor, and inventor, the ship was built by the California Shipbuilding Corporation at their shipyards in the Los Angeles, California, and launched in May 1943. The ship survived the war but it was scuttled in 1970. 

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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