SS Zachary Taylor 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

The SS Zachary Taylor was a Liberty Ship built by the United States to be used during World War II. Built by Permanente Metals Corporation in one of their shipyards in Richmond, California and named after the 12th President of the United States, the ship was launched in February 1942 and, eventually, like most other surviving Liberty Ships, it was scrapped in 1961. Shortly after the war, the vessel was used to transport European immigrants (mostly Jews and other Holocaust survivors) to New York City. 

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