The SS W. P. Few was a Liberty ship built by J.A. Jones Construction, in Georgia, Florida, during World War II. The ship was named after William Preston Few, the first president of Duke University, and was launched on 22 June 1944. As far as the use of asbestos in marine vessel construction goes, its affordability and insulating properties made it highly popular.
According to the War-Related Illness and Injury Center, certain types of occupations were more connected to service-related asbestos exposure than others. Navy personnel who worked in boiler and engine rooms came into daily contact with asbestos-containing materials. On 19 April 1946, the SS W. P. Few was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Mobile, Alabama, and subsequently sold in September 1958 with 35 other Liberty ships for scrapping. If you were diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness after serving in the U.S. Navy onboard the SS W. P. Few, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, and monetary losses. We will connect you with the right specialists to ensure that you receive the legal help you deserve.