Delta Shipbuilding Company Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Delta Shipbuilding Company

During World War II, the shipyard was managed by the American Ship Building Company for the United States Maritime Commission. It had a yard in New Orleans and built 188 ships. Delta Shipbuilding Company built 187 Liberty ships, many of which were put up in less than 2 months. The shipyard was founded specifically for the war effort. Unfortunately, as was the case with every shipyard at the time, people who were working at Delta Shipbuilding Company were heavily exposed to asbestos. This makes former employees susceptible to developing harrowing diseases today, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. We strongly advise everyone who had a job at this shipyard to undergo regular screening, as diseases stemming from asbestos exposure can take up to 50 years to arise.


Delta Shipbuilding Company and Asbestos Exposure Ships

USS Kochab (AKS-6)

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USS Gratia (AKS-11)

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USS Syrma (AK-134)

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SS Charles Henderson

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USS Whippet (IX-129)

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USS Seginus (AK-133)

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USS Raccoon (IX-127)

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SS James Eagan Layne

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USS Leopard (IX-122)

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SS Josiah Parker

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USS Mink (IX-123)

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USS Porcupine (IX-126)

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USS Wildcat (AW-2)

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SS Martin Behrman

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USS Moose (IX-124)

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USS Burias (AG-69)

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USS Stag (AW-1)

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USS Panda (IX-125)

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USS Cybele (AKS-10)

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SS Timothy Bloodworth

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USS Arkab (AK-130)

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USS Hesperia (AKS-13)

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