SS Samfairy Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Samfairy was a Liberty ship built at J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia, during World War II. The ship was laid down on 31 January 1944, under a Maritime Commission contract and launched on 16 March 1944. The predominant reason for the large-scale exposure to asbestos in the Navy was related to the countless uses of asbestos on naval vessels. Asbestos can cause a series of severe illnesses including mesothelioma and asbestosis after asbestos fibers are inhaled. Oftentimes, diseases that stem from asbestos exposure are asymptomatic misdiagnosed and mistreated. A chest x-ray is needed to find out what is in your lungs, signs like scarring, nodules or lung spots are the first indicatives that the asbestos fibers are in your lungs. We strongly advise you to seek medical attention as soon as possible, as oftentimes, diseases which stem from asbestos exposure are also asymptomatic. The SS Samfairy was transferred to the British Ministry of War Transportation upon completion. On 24 April 1947, the ship was sold to S.G. Embiricos, Ltd., and renamed Admiral Cunningham. She was scrapped in 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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