SS Middlebury Victory Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Middlebury Victory, a Victory-class armed cargo ship was laid down on December 16, 1944, and was christened on March 1, the next year. This 10,600-ton ship was built at the Oregon Shipbuilding yard in 75 days. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 62 merchant marine and 28 US naval armed guards and had its main missions in the Atlantic Ocean. Asbestos exposure was common in the poorly-ventilated boiler rooms and engineering spaces of this ship. The ship sank on January 27, 1947, near Planier Island in the Mediterranean Sea.  

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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