USS Bucyrus Victory (APA-234) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Bucyrus Victory (APA-234) was a Boulder Victory-class cargo ship laid down on September 01, 1944, and launched on October 31, the same year. It was commissioned on November 29, 1944, under LCDR Felix A. Geissert’s command, with the hull number AK-234 and it served the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 24, 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. Most of the asbestos exposure aboard this ship occurred in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. For its service in World War II, the USS Bucyrus Victory (APA-234) earned a battle star. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on May 08, 1946, and scrapped in October 1969.

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 Bucyrus Victory (APA-234)

GEORGE ARCHIE NIX

19 years old

Dead