SS Joseph M. Terrell Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Joseph M. Terrell was a Liberty ship built at J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia, during World War II. The ship was named after Joseph Meriwether Terrell, an American Senator and the 57th Governor of Georgia. The ship was laid down on December 23, 1943, under a Maritime Commission contract, and launched on February 14, 1944. Asbestos was heavily used nearly in every part of each ship from bow to stern. Nowadays, it is a widely known fact that asbestos is a toxic material, which when inhaled or ingested can irreparably damage the health of the person. On 17 June 1966, the SS Joseph M. Terrell was sold to Union Minerals & Alloys, Corp., for scrapping and delivered on 29 June 1966.

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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Shipmates on SS Joseph M. Terrell

JIMMIE DARROW ALBRIGHT

unknown age

Dead

RONALD COLEMAN BENNETT

unknown age

Dead

JACK D. BROWN

unknown age

Dead

LOUIS JOHNLOU CARLETTI JR.

unknown age

Dead

ARTHUR L. FREDERICKSEN

unknown age

Dead

MILAN S. CERSTVIK

unknown age

Dead

LARRY PRIES

unknown age

Dead

ROBERT C. TOMLINSON

unknown age

Dead

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