SS William Grayson Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS William Grayson, an EC2-S-C1 class Liberty ship was built by the United States Maritime Commission within 60 days during World War II. After the launch on August 31, 1942, the ship was sold to several private owners after the war and was finally scrapped in 1968. During World War II, the SS William Grayson had participated in 32 convoys that supplied the war efforts. The construction and repair of Liberty ships relied extensively on asbestos-containing products. Boiler and steam pipe insulation, fireproofing material for bulkheads, brake linings in winches, and gaskets of valves and pipe fixtures are the common asbestos products that were used on Liberty ships.

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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Shipmates on SS William Grayson

Anthony San Fillippo

unknown age



67 years old