SS Phillips Victory (MCV-758) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Phillips Victory (MCV-758), a Victory ship built by the Permanente Metals Corporation, Richmond, California was christened on May 26, 1945. The ship was outfitted with parts and supplies containing asbestos, a heat resistant material known to cause mesothelioma and other deadly diseases. This VC2-S-AP2 type Victory ship was named after Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma. The boiler rooms and engineering spaces of this ship exposed people aboard to asbestos. After being brought by various companies and renamed several times, the ship was scrapped in May 1969.

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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