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Asbestos Exposure on Escort Carriers: VA Claims & Lawsuit Assistance

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

Asbestos Exposure on Escort Carriers
USS Badoeng Strait, 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 escort carriers is acknowledged to have contained asbestos or asbestos-related products

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

  • USS Admiralty Islands
  • USS Altamaha (CVE-6)
  • USS Altamaha (CVE-18)
  • USS Attu
  • USS Badoeng Strait
  • USS Baffins
  • USS Bairoko
  • USS Barnes (CVE-20)
  • USS Barnes (CVE-7)
  • USS Bastian
  • USS Bismarck Sea
  • USS Block Island (CVE-8)
  • USS Block Island (CVE-21)
  • USS Block Island (CVE-106)
  • USS Bogue
  • USS Bolinas
  • USS Bougainville
  • USS Breton
  • USS Breton
  • USS Cape Esperance
  • USS Cape Gloucester
  • USS Card
  • USS Carnegie
  • USS Casablanca
  • USS Charger
  • USS Chatham
  • USS Chenango
  • USS Commencement Bay
  • USS Copahee
  • USS Coral Sea/Anzio
  • USS Cordova
  • USS Core
  • USS Corregidor
  • USS Croatan (CVE-14)
  • USS Croatan (CVE-25)
  • USS Delgada
  • USS Didrickson Bay/Tripoli
  • USS Edisto
  • USS Estero
  • USS Fanshaw Bay
  • USS Gambier Bay
  • USS Gilbert Islands
  • USS Glacier
  • USS Guadalcanal
  • USS Hamlin
  • USS Hoggatt Bay
  • USS Hollandia
  • USS Jamaica
  • USS Kadashan Bay
  • USS Kalinin Bay
  • USS Kasaan Bay
  • USS Keweenaw
  • USS Kitkun Bay
  • USS Kula Gulf
  • USS Kwajalein
  • USS Liscome Bay
  • USS Long Island
  • USS Lunga Point
  • USS Makassar Strait
  • USS Makin Island
  • USS Manila Bay
  • USS Marcus Island
  • USS Matanikau
  • USS Midway/St. Lo
  • USS Mindoro
  • USS Mission Bay
  • USS Munda
  • USS Nassau
  • USS Natoma Bay
  • USS Nehenta Bay
  • USS Niantic
  • USS Ommaney Bay
  • USS Palau
  • USS Perdido
  • USS Petrof Bay
  • USS Point Cruz
  • USS Prince
  • USS Prince William (CVE-31)
  • USS Prince William (CVE-19)
  • USS Puget Sound
  • USS Pybus
  • USS Rabaul
  • USS Rendova
  • USS Roi
  • USS Rudyerd Bay
  • USS Saginaw Bay
  • USS Saidor
  • USS Salamaua
  • USS Salerno Bay
  • USS Sangamon
  • USS Santee
  • USS Sargent Bay
  • USS Savo Island
  • USS Shamrock Bay
  • USS Shipley Bay
  • USS Siboney
  • USS Sicily
  • USS Sitkoh Bay
  • USS Solomons
  • USS St. Andrews
  • USS St. George
  • USS St. Joseph
  • USS St. Simon
  • USS Steamer Bay
  • USS Sunset
  • USS Suwannee
  • USS Takanis Bay
  • USS Thetis Bay
  • USS Tinian
  • USS Tulagi
  • USS Vella Gulf
  • USS Vermillion
  • USS Wake Island
  • USS White Plains
  • USS Willapa
  • USS Windham Bay
  • USS Winjah

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