SS Geronimo Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Geronimo was a liberty ship built and used during World War II by the United States. The ship was named after a Native American warrior who was involved in major war operations against the American settlers in the late 1800s. The ship was launched in May 1943 and having survived the war, it was scrapped in 1960, just like almost any other Liberty Ship. Navy veterans are susceptible to asbestos exposure as a result of the mass historic use of asbestos-related products. Exposure to asbestos can cause several health conditions, especially lung diseases such as pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, benign asbestos pleural effusions, and rounded atelectasis. If you’re a Navy veteran who has been exposed to asbestos on board the SS Geronimo, talk to your healthcare provider about early screening and be sure to watch for any symptoms.

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Shipmates on SS Geronimo

james f. dougherty jr.

robert denzel smith