USS Liberty (AGTR-5) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Liberty (AGTR-5) was a Belmont-class technical research ship laid down as SS Simmons Victory on February 23, 1945, under a Maritime Commission contract at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland. It was acquired by the US Navy in February 1963 and was commissioned on April 1, 1964, under CDR. Daniel T. Wieland’s command, with the hull number AGTR-5 and it served the US Navy for a year until it was decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register on June 28, 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 358 people on board and was attacked and damaged by Israeli forces on June 8, 1967. Asbestos exposure occurred extensively aboard this ship and was common in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. The ship received the Presidential Unit Citation and was finally sold for scrapping in 1973.

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 Liberty (AGTR-5)

AMERICO F. AIMETTI

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WILLIAM BERNARD ALLENBAUGH

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PHILIP MCCUTCHEON ARMSTRONG JR.

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ALLEN MERLE BLUE

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