The SS Haiti Victory (T-AGM-238), a Greenville-class Victory ship was laid down on April 24, 1944, and launched on July 20, the same year. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 99 people and operated as a cargo carrier in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during World War II. In 1960, the ship was converted to a missile tracking ship and operated in the Pacific Ocean Western Test Range and was also renamed as USNS Longview (T-AGM-3). The ship earned the National Defense Service Medal for its service in the Korean War.
The poorly ventilated boiler rooms and engineering spaces were major areas of asbestos exposure aboard this ship. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the SS Haiti Victory (T-AGM-238), and you are worried that you may have an asbestos-related illness, then the first thing to do is get checked over by your doctor. If he/she feels that there is cause for concern they will refer you to a pneumologist for a chest X-ray to find out if you are suffering from an asbestos-related disease or have the early signs of such.