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Asbestos Exposure on Frigates: VA Claims & Lawsuit Assistance

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

Asbestos Exposure on Frigates
USS Carr, 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 frigates is acknowledged to have contained asbestos or asbestos-related products

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

  • USS Ainsworth
  • USS Albert David
  • USS Antrim
  • USS Aubrey Fitch
  • USS Aylwin
  • USS Badger
  • USS Bagley
  • USS Barbey
  • USS Blakely
  • USS Boone
  • USS Bowen
  • USS Bradley
  • USS Brewton
  • USS Bronstein
  • USS Brooke
  • USS Brumby
  • USS Capodanno
  • USS Carr
  • USS Clark
  • USS Clifton Sprague
  • USS Connole
  • USS Cook
  • USS Copeland
  • USS Crommelin
  • USS Curts
  • USS Davidson
  • USS De Wert
  • USS Donald B. Beary
  • USS Downes
  • USS Doyle
  • USS Duncan
  • USS Edward McDonnell
  • USS Elmer Montgomery
  • USS Elrod
  • USS Estocin
  • USS Fahrion
  • USS Fanning
  • USS Flatley
  • USS Ford
  • USS Francis Hammond
  • USS Gallery
  • USS Garcia
  • USS Gary
  • USS George Philip
  • USS Glover
  • USS Gray
  • USS Halyburton
  • USS Harold E. Holt
  • USS Hawes
  • USS Hepburn
  • USS Ingraham
  • USS Jack Williams
  • USS Jarrett
  • USS Jesse L. Brown
  • USS John A. Moore
  • USS John L. Hall
  • USS Joseph Hewes
  • USS Julius A. Furer
  • USS Kauffman
  • USS Kirk
  • USS Klakring
  • USS Knox
  • USS Koelsch
  • USS Lang
  • USS Lewis B. Puller
  • USS Lockwood
  • USS Mahlon S. Tisdale
  • USS Marvin Shields
  • USS McCandless
  • USS McCloy
  • USS McClusky
  • USS McInerney
  • USS Meyerkord
  • USS Miller
  • USS Moinester
  • USS Nicholas
  • USS O'Callahan
  • USS Oliver Hazard Perry
  • USS Ouellet
  • USS Patterson
  • USS Paul
  • USS Ramsey
  • USS Rathburne
  • USS Reasoner
  • USS Reid
  • USS Rentz
  • USS Reuben James
  • USS Richard L. Page
  • USS Roark
  • USS Robert E. Peary
  • USS Robert G. Bradley
  • USS Rodney M. Davis
  • USS Sample
  • USS Samuel B. Roberts
  • USS Samuel Eliot Morison
  • USS Schofield
  • USS Sides
  • USS Simpson
  • USS Stark
  • USS Stein
  • USS Stephen W. Groves
  • USS Talbot
  • USS Taylor
  • USS Thach
  • USS Thomas C. Hart
  • USS Trippe
  • USS Truett
  • USS Underwood
  • USS Valdez
  • USS Vandegrift
  • USS Voge
  • USS Vreeland
  • USS W. S. Sims
  • USS Wadsworth
  • USS Whipple

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