SS Robert Trimble Areas With Asbestos Exposure

SS Robert Trimble

The SS Robert Trimble was a Liberty ship built at J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia, during World War II. The ship was named after Robert Trimble, a lawyer and jurist who served as Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The SS Robert Trimble was laid down on 29 August 1942, under a Maritime Commission contract, and launched on 21 June 1943. Because of its affordability, tensile strength, and resistance to heat and chemical damage, asbestos quickly became known as a miracle mineral during World War II. While veterans in all branches of the military are at risk, Navy veterans top the list of asbestos exposure. Asbestos was widely used in naval ships and shipyards as a key component in over 300 different materials. On 20 July 1943, the SS Robert Trimble was allocated to Agwilines, Inc. Three years later she was transferred to the Italian Government, which in turn sold her to Societe Di Navigazione Corrado on 27 December 1946. She was scrapped in June 1963.

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