SS Star of Oregon Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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Stuff You Should Know

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. Start of Oregon had a short service period – it was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine near Tobago in August 1942. 

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