SS Star of Oregon Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Star of Oregon was the first Liberty Ship built by the Oregon Shipbuilding Company, Oregon. The ship was launched in September 1941 and operated by the States Steamship Company of Portland. The Star of Oregon had a short service period – it was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine near Tobago in August 1942. 

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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