USNS Antioch (T-AG-180) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USNS Antioch (T-AG-180) was laid down on February 28, 1945, as SS Alfred Victory under a Maritime Commission contract at Permanente Metals Yard No.2, Richmond, California. The ship was launched on April 11, 1945, and delivered to the Maritime Commission on May 7, 1945. The ship was equipped with parts or supplies containing a heat-resistant material known as asbestos that can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other diseases in veterans who served aboard this ship. The ship was chosen to be converted into Forward Depot Ship for the Military Transport Service but was not acquired by the Navy eventually. The ship carried cargo to Vietnam under a commercial charter and was scrapped at Kaohsiung in 1988.

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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