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Asbestos Exposure on Minesweepers: VA Claims & Lawsuit Assistance

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

Asbestos Exposure on Minesweepers
USS Enhance, 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 minesweepers is acknowledged to have contained asbestos or asbestos-related products

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

  • USS Ability
  • USS Acme
  • USS Admirable
  • USS Adopt
  • USS Adroit
  • USS Advance
  • USS Advent
  • USS Advocate
  • USS Affray
  • USS Aggressive
  • USS Agile
  • USS Alacrity
  • USS Albatross
  • USS Annoy
  • USS Ardent
  • USS Assurance
  • USS Astute
  • USS Augury
  • USS Auk
  • USS Avenge
  • USS Avocet
  • USS Barrier
  • USS Bittern
  • USS Bluebird
  • USS Bobolink
  • USS Bold
  • USS Bombard
  • USS Bond
  • USS Brant
  • USS Broadbill
  • USS Bullfinch
  • USS Bulwark
  • USS Buoyant
  • USS Candid
  • USS Capable
  • USS Captivate
  • USS Caravan
  • USS Cardinal
  • USS Catbird
  • USS Caution
  • USS Chaffinch
  • USS Champion
  • USS Change
  • USS Chewink
  • USS Chickadee
  • USS Chief
  • USS Clamour
  • USS Climax
  • USS Compel
  • USS Competent
  • USS Concise
  • USS Conflict
  • USS Conquest
  • USS Constant
  • USS Control
  • USS Cormorant
  • USS Counsel
  • USS Crag
  • USS Creddock
  • USS Cruise
  • USS Curlew
  • USS Daring
  • USS Dash
  • USS Defense
  • USS Deft
  • USS Delegate
  • USS Density
  • USS Design
  • USS Despite
  • USS Detector
  • USS Devasator
  • USS Device
  • USS Dextrous
  • USS Diploma
  • USS Dipper
  • USS Direct
  • USS Disdain
  • USS Dominant
  • USS Dour
  • USS Drake
  • USS Dunlin
  • USS Dynamic
  • USS Eager
  • USS Eagle
  • USS Eider
  • USS Elusive
  • USS Embattle
  • USS Endurance
  • USS Energy
  • USS Engage
  • USS Enhance
  • USS Esteem
  • USS Excel
  • USS Execute
  • USS Exploit
  • USS Exultant
  • USS Facility
  • USS Falcon
  • USS Fancy
  • USS Fearless
  • USS Fidelity
  • USS Fierce
  • USS Finch
  • USS Firm
  • USS Fixity
  • USS Flicker
  • USS Force
  • USS Fortify
  • USS Gadwall
  • USS Gallant
  • USS Gannet
  • USS Garland
  • USS Gavia
  • USS Gayety
  • USS Gladiator
  • USS Goldcrest
  • USS Goldfinch
  • USS Goshawk
  • USS Grackle
  • USS Graylag
  • USS Grebe
  • USS Guide
  • USS Gull
  • USS Harlequin
  • USS Harrier
  • USS Hazard
  • USS Heed
  • USS Herald
  • USS Heron
  • USS Hilarity
  • USS Illusive
  • USS Impeccable
  • USS Impervious
  • USS Implicit
  • USS Improve
  • USS Inaugural
  • USS Incessant
  • USS Incredible
  • USS Indicative
  • USS Inflict
  • USS Instill
  • USS Intrigue
  • USS Invade
  • USS Jubilant
  • USS Kingfisher
  • USS Kite
  • USS Knave
  • USS Lance
  • USS Lapwing
  • USS Lark
  • USS Leader
  • USS Linnet
  • USS Logic
  • USS Loyalty
  • USS Lucid
  • USS Magnet
  • USS Mainstay
  • USS Mallard
  • USS Marvel
  • USS Measure
  • USS Method
  • USS Minivet
  • USS Mirth
  • USS Motive
  • USS Murrelet
  • USS Nimble
  • USS Notable
  • USS Nucleus
  • USS Nuthatch
  • USS Observer
  • USS Opponent
  • USS Oracle
  • USS Oriole
  • USS Ortolan
  • USS Osprey
  • USS Owl
  • USS Palisade
  • USS Partridge
  • USS Peacock
  • USS Pelican
  • USS Penetrate
  • USS Penguin
  • USS Peregrine
  • USS Peril
  • USS Persistent
  • USS Phantom
  • USS Pheasant
  • USS Pigeon
  • USS Pilot
  • USS Pinnacle
  • USS Pioneer
  • USS Pirate
  • USS Pivot
  • USS Pledge
  • USS Pluck
  • USS Pochard
  • USS Portent
  • USS Prestige
  • USS Prevail
  • USS Prime
  • USS Project
  • USS Prowess
  • USS Ptarmigan
  • USS Pursuit
  • USS Quail
  • USS Quest
  • USS Rail
  • USS Rampart
  • USS Ransom
  • USS Raven
  • USS Reaper
  • USS Rebel
  • USS Recruit
  • USS Redstart
  • USS Redwing
  • USS Reform
  • USS Refresh
  • USS Reign
  • USS Requisite
  • USS Revenge
  • USS Rival
  • USS Robin
  • USS Roselle
  • USS Ruddy
  • USS Sagacity
  • USS Sage
  • USS Salute
  • USS Sanderling
  • USS Sandpiper
  • USS Saunter
  • USS Scoter
  • USS Scout
  • USS Scrimmage
  • USS Scuffle
  • USS Scurry
  • USS Seagull
  • USS Seer
  • USS Sentinel
  • USS Sentry
  • USS Serene
  • USS Sheldrake
  • USS Shelter
  • USS Shoveler
  • USS Signet
  • USS Skill
  • USS Skirmish
  • USS Skylark
  • USS Spear
  • USS Spectacle
  • USS Specter
  • USS Speed
  • USS Sprig
  • USS Staff
  • USS Stalwart
  • USS Starling
  • USS Staunch
  • USS Steady
  • USS Strategy
  • USS Strength
  • USS Strive
  • USS Sturdy
  • USS Success
  • USS Superior
  • USS Surfbird
  • USS Sustain
  • USS Swallow
  • USS Swan
  • USS Sway
  • USS Swerve
  • USS Swift
  • USS Symbol
  • USS Tanager
  • USS Teal
  • USS Tercel
  • USS Threat
  • USS Thrush
  • USS Tide
  • USS Token
  • USS Toucan
  • USS Towhee
  • USS Triumph
  • USS Tumult
  • USS Turkey
  • USS Valor
  • USS Velocity
  • USS Venture
  • USS Vigilance
  • USS Vigor
  • USS Vireo
  • USS Vital
  • USS Warbler
  • USS Waxwing
  • USS Wheatear
  • USS Whippoorwill
  • USS Widgeon
  • USS Willet
  • USS Woodcock
  • USS Zeal

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