SS Frederick Bartholdi Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Frederick Bartholdi was a Liberty Ship built by the United States to be used for war operations during World War II. It was named after Frederick Bartholdi, a French sculptor, best known for designing the Statue of Liberty. The ship was laid down in August 1943 under a MARCOM contract by J.A. Jones Construction in Brunswick, Georgia. It was allocated to the West India Steamship Company after launch. Just a month later, the ship ran aground near Skye, Scotland while transporting general cargo to London, and it was declared a constructive total loss. It was refloated, had its cargo salvaged, and subsequently towed to the River Clyde. It was scrapped in September 1944 at Kames Bay.

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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