USS Inca (IX-229) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Inca was a miscellaneous unclassified storage ship laid down on July 24, 1943, with the name SS Henry L. Abbott, Maritime Commission Type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 2063) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation. The ship was launched on August 12, 1943, and delivered to the Maritime Commission on August 19, 1943. The workers in the navigation room, engine room, boiler room, and the personnel who worked around plumbing maintenance aboard this ship are at the greatest risk of asbestos exposure. The ship got damaged at Okinawa in 1945 and the US Navy acquired the ship on July 30, 1945. Later, the acquisition was canceled as it was found unfit for service and returned to the Maritime Commission. Finally, on March 3, 1948, the ship was sold to Asia Development Corporation for scrapping.

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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