SS James Iredell Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS James Iredell was a Liberty Ship built during World War II. It was laid down by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company in Wilmington. The vessel suffered minor damage while cruising as part of a convoy in 1943. Shortly after its repairs, the ship was bombed near Naples and had to be abandoned without suffering any human casualties. Several months later, it was deliberately sunk as a blockship near Omaha Beach.

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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