SS Francis Preston Blair Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Francis Preston Blair was an American Liberty Ship that got stranded on Saumarez Reef in the Coral Sea during a cyclone in 1945. The shipwreck was used as target practice during the 1980s. Its bronze propeller was salvaged sometime between 1964 and 1970.

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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