The SS Robert R. Livingston was a Liberty ship built at J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia, during World War II. She was named after Robert Robert Livingston, an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States. The ship was laid down on 3 January 1944, under a Maritime Commission contract, and launched on 21 February 1944. On 2 January 1962, the SS Robert R. Livingston was sold along with two other ships, to Zidell Exploration, Inc., for scrapping. Because of its unique physical and chemical properties, asbestos was used widely in building Navy ships during World War II. Today, thousands of American Navy veterans who have fought for their country suffer from asbestos-related diseases due to heavy exposure.