SS David E. Hughes Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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Stuff You Should Know

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. 

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