USS Tyrrell (AKA-80) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Tyrrell was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 6, 1944 and commissioned on December 4, the same year under Lt. Comdr. John L. McLean’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 19, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, Hawaii, Panama, Eniwetok, Ulithi or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, USS Tyrrell was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to Pacific Far East where it was renamed SS California Bear. 

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 Tyrrell (AKA-80)

WALTER L. ZUKOWSKI

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILMER LEE HOPKINS

89 years old

Dead

JOSEPH HENRY FRETARD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HAROLD L. BROKAW

unknown age

Uncertain N/A