SS Arthur J. Tyrer Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Arthur J. Tyrer was a Liberty Ship built by J.A. Jones Construction in Brunswick, Georgia in July 1944 and allocated to Grace Line Inc. The ship was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in 1953, withdrawn from the fleet and re-placed multiple times to be loaded and deliver grain under various “Grain Programs” throughout the 1950s and 1960s until 1972 when it was sold together with five other ships to N.V. Intershitra in Rotterdam to be scrapped. 

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 SS Arthur J. Tyrer

Courtney Cloyde Parks

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