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Asbestos Exposure on Battleships: VA Claims & Lawsuit Assistance

Battleships are a special type of armored ships with heavy guns. The last four Battleships decommissioned in 1992 are now museum ships: USS Missouri; USS Iowa; USS New Jersey and USS Wisconsin. Other than aircraft carriers they had the largest crew of about 2,000 service members. Battleships were decisive in mid 20th century naval battles and in support of troops with their 16-inch diameter guns. Their use in the modern era is eclipsed by destroyers with guided ordinance.

Asbestos Exposure on Battleships
USS New Jersey, Source: Wikipedia

Battleships were constructed with a significant amount of Asbestos. The engine room, boiler room and other areas of the ship that involved propulsion had the highest concentration of asbestos; however, the entire battleship is full of literally miles of steam pipe, and thousands of pumps and valves that used asbestos insulation, gasket or packing material.

If you or your loved one served on a battleship, and have a diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer, then there was asbestos exposure. Given our experience in handling asbestos claims for Navy Veterans, we can pinpoint the products that contained asbestos on your specific battleship. It is just a question of matching your rating and duties to what we already know about your ship.

Any diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer is likely related to the time that you were serving our country. We thank you for your service and ask that you let us help you and your family obtain the compensation you deserve.

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The following list of Battleships are acknowledged to have contained asbestos or asbestos-related products

If you served on one of the battleships listed below, you may have been exposed to asbestos.

  • USS Alabama
  • USS Arizona
  • USS Arkansas
  • USS California
  • USS Colorado
  • USS Delaware
  • USS Florida
  • USS Idaho (BB-24)
  • USS Idaho (BB-42)
  • USS Indiana
  • USS Iowa
  • USS Kansas
  • USS Maryland
  • USS Massachusetts
  • USS Michigan
  • USS Minnesota
  • USS Mississippi (BB-23)
  • USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  • USS Missouri
  • USS Nevada
  • USS New Hampshire
  • USS New Jersey
  • USS New Mexico
  • USS New York
  • USS North Carolina
  • USS North Dakota
  • USS Oklahoma
  • USS Pennsylvania
  • USS South Carolina
  • USS South Dakota
  • USS Tennessee
  • USS Texas
  • USS Utah
  • USS Vermont
  • USS Washington
  • USS West Virginia
  • USS Wisconsin
  • USS Wyoming

Legal Assistance for All Navy Veterans

We offer legal help to all Navy veterans who wish to file for veteran's benefits, or Department of Veterans Affairs claims. Successful veteran's claims result in financial benefits, compensation, as well as access to hospitals, clinics and treatment facilities.

Veterans' Legal Options Include:

  • Veteran's Benefit Claim (service related)
  • Applying for Disability with Social Security Administration
  • Filing a Civil Lawsuit
  • Out-of-Court Settlement
  • Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Fund Settlement