SS Edward D. White Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Edward D. White was a Liberty Ship built and operated during World War II by the United States. It was named after Edward Douglass White, a US Senator from Louisiana and the ninth Chief Justice of the United States. The ship was constructed at J.A. Jones Construction at their shipyards in Brunswick, Georgia and launched in September 1943. After launch, the ship was allocated to A.H. Bull & Company to be operated throughout the war. In December 1945, it was laid up in the reserve fleet at Lee Hall, Virginia. From 1953 until 1959 it was used as a grain transporter and then sold for scrapping in June 1970 to Union Mineral & Alloys Corporation.

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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