USS Boulder Victory (AK-227) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Boulder Victory (AK-227) was a Boulder Victory-class cargo ship laid down on June 18, 1944, and launched on August 31, the same year. It was commissioned on October 12, 1944, under LT. Francis E. Church’s command, with the hull number AK-227 and it served the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on January 04, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 99 people on board and had the main missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II. The ship was outfitted with materials containing asbestos, a heat resistant mineral known to cause mesothelioma and other deadly diseases. Most of the asbestos exposure aboard this ship occurred in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on January 21, 1946, and sold for scrapping on November 28, 1983, to C. J.W.Shipping and Trading Company. 

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 USS Boulder Victory (AK-227)

GEORGE WILLIAM ADELBERT

93 years old

Dead

JAMES M. FLEMING

0 years old

Dead

GERALD SCOVILLE FORWARD

88 years old

Dead