SS Hobbs Victory Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Hobbs Victory, a cargo Victory ship was launched on January 9, 1945, and was built within 87 days. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 62 merchant marine and 28 US naval armed guards and had its main missions at Ulithi, Okinawa, and Kuba Island. Asbestos exposure was common in poorly-ventilated boiler rooms and engineering spaces of such ships. The ship sank on April 6, 1945, at Kerama Islands, Okinawa while in battle.  

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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