SS Frederic C. Howe Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Frederic C. Howe was a Liberty Ship built in the United States during World War II. The ship was laid down in August 1943 under a MARCOM contract by J.A. Jones Construction from Panama City, Florida and allocated to United Fruit Co. in December. In October 1947, the ship was laid down in the reserve fleet at Lee Hall, Virginia and sold for non-transportation use in June 1972.

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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