The SS George W. Norris was a Liberty Ship built in the United States to be used in World War II. It was named after a US Senator from Nebraska. The ship was laid down in October 1944 under a MARCOM contract by J.A. Jones Construction in Brunswick, Georgia. After launch, the ship was reassigned to Prudential Steamship Corporation. It was wrecked in 1946 near the coast of Japan and declared a marine total loss.
Asbestos was widely used by the US Navy between World War II and the late-1980s. It was not until the early 1980s that it was found asbestos exposure could bring forth severe health problems, including various cancers and severe respiratory conditions. If you or your loved one have developed an asbestos-related illness, you may qualify for several financial benefits. Each branch of the military used asbestos-containing products in transportation and military base construction. The Navy used asbestos extensively in its ships, leading to Navy Veterans have higher rates of illnesses linked to asbestos than members of the other armed forces.