SS James W. Cannon Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS James W. Cannon was a Liberty Ship built in the United States for World War II service. The ship was named after James William Cannon, the founder of Cannon Mills Corporation. It was constructed at the J. A. Jones Construction’s shipyards in Georgia, under a Maritime Commission contract and launched in July 1944. After launch, the vessel was allocated to the International Freighting Corporation to be operated by during the war. It was placed in the reserve fleet at Astoria, Oregon for a short while after the war and then it was sold three times for commercial use until it was scrapped in 1963.

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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