SS Harold Dossett Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Harold Dossett was a Liberty Ship built in the United States in December 1944 to be used during World War II. It was named after Harold Dossett, a crewmember who got lost at sea while serving on the SS Samuel Q. Brown, after it got torpedoed by a German submarine in May 1943, near Cuba. The ship was built at the Maritime Commission’s request by J.A. Jones Construction in Brunswick, Georgia. After its launch, the ship was allocated to the Norton Lilly Management Agency to be operated during the war. In December 1943, the SS Harold Dossett was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group. It was withdrawn from the fleet several times for grain transportation. It was scrapped in September 1970.

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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