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Asbestos Exposure on Cruisers: VA Claims & Lawsuit Assistance

Navy veterans that used to serve on cruisers were facing a very high risk of Asbestos exposure.

Asbestos Exposure on Cruisers
USS Canberra, Source: Wikipedia

Any place or component in the vessels that needed heat resistance contained Asbestos:

  • Weapons and ammunition storage rooms, engine rooms, and boiler rooms
  • Cables, gaskets, and valves
  • Wall and flooring insulation
  • Mess halls, navigation rooms, and sleeping quarters
  • Motors, compressors, pipes, and pumps

Even though Asbestos was no longer used in the construction of ships after the 1970s, many vessels that were built using Asbestos products remained operational for many years.

Apart from being around asbestos when staying on ships, Navy veterans also did repair work and maintenance to various parts of the ship. This caused microscopic asbestos fibers to break apart from the materials and fill the poorly ventilated cabins, gravely endangering crewmembers, sailors and other warship personnel.

Navy veterans were sometimes around or operated land vehicles that also contained Asbestos materials at the time, further increasing the risk of Asbestos exposure.

The following list of cruisers is acknowledged to have contained asbestos or asbestos-related products

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

  • USS Alaska
  • USS Albany
  • USS Amsterdam (CL-101)
  • USS Amsterdam (CL-59)
  • USS Arkansas
  • USS Astoria (CA-34)
  • USS Astoria (CL-90)
  • USS Atlanta (CL-104)
  • USS Atlanta (CLAA-51)
  • USS Augusta
  • USS Bainbridge
  • USS Baltimore
  • USS Belknap
  • USS Biddle
  • USS Biloxi
  • USS Birmingham
  • USS Boise
  • USS Boston
  • USS Bremerton
  • USS Brooklyn
  • USS Buffalo
  • USS Bunker Hill
  • USS California
  • USS Canberra
  • USS Chester
  • USS Chicago (CA-136)
  • USS Chicago (CL/CA-29)
  • USS Cincinnati
  • USS Cleveland
  • USS Columbia
  • USS Columbus
  • USS Concord
  • USS Dale
  • USS Dayton (CL-105)
  • USS Dayton (CL-78)
  • USS Denver
  • USS Des Moines
  • USS Detroit
  • USS Duluth
  • USS England
  • USS Fall River
  • USS Fargo (CL-106)
  • USS Fargo (CL-85)
  • USS Flint
  • USS Fox
  • USS Fresno
  • USS Galveston
  • USS Gridley
  • USS Guam
  • USS Halsey
  • USS Harry E. Yarnell
  • USS Helena (CA-75)
  • USS Helena (CL-50)
  • USS Honolulu
  • USS Horne
  • USS Houston (CA-30)
  • USS Houston (CL-81)
  • USS Huntington
  • USS Indianapolis
  • USS Josephus Daniels
  • USS Jouett
  • USS Juneau (CL-119)
  • USS Juneau (CL-52)
  • USS Leahy
  • USS Little Rock
  • USS Long Beach
  • USS Los Angeles
  • USS Louisville
  • USS Macon
  • USS Manchester
  • USS Marblehead
  • USS Memphis
  • USS Miami
  • USS Milwaukee
  • USS Minneapolis
  • USS Mississippi
  • USS Missoula
  • USS Mobile
  • USS Montana
  • USS Montpelier
  • USS Nashville
  • USS New Haven
  • USS New Orleans
  • USS Newark
  • USS Newport News
  • USS Northampton (CA-125)
  • USS Northampton (CA-26)
  • USS Oakland
  • USS Oklahoma City
  • USS Omaha
  • USS Oregon City
  • USS Pasadena
  • USS Pensacola
  • USS Philadelphia
  • USS Phoenix
  • USS Pittsburgh
  • USS Portland
  • USS Portsmouth
  • USS Providence
  • USS Quincy (CA-39)
  • USS Quincy (CA-71)
  • USS Raleigh
  • USS Reeves
  • USS Reno
  • USS Richmond
  • USS Richmond K. Turner
  • USS Roanoke
  • USS Rochester
  • USS Salem
  • USS Salt Lake City
  • USS San Diego
  • USS San Francisco
  • USS San Juan
  • USS Santa Fe
  • USS Savannah
  • USS Seattle
  • USS South Carolina
  • USS Spokane
  • USS Springfield (CL-66)
  • USS Springfield (CLG/CG-7)
  • USS St. Louis
  • USS St. Paul
  • USS Sterett
  • USS Tallahassee
  • USS Texas
  • USS Ticonderoga
  • USS Toledo
  • USS Topeka
  • USS Trenton
  • USS Truxtun
  • USS Tucson
  • USS Tuscaloosa
  • USS Valley Forge
  • USS Vicksburg
  • USS Vincennes (CA-44)
  • USS Vincennes (CG-49)
  • USS Vincennes (CL-64)
  • USS Virginia
  • USS Washington
  • USS Wichita
  • USS Wilkes-Barre
  • USS William H. Standley
  • USS Wilmington
  • USS Worcester
  • USS Worden
  • USS Yorktown

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