Asbestos Exposure on Navy Vessels: Light and Escort Destroyers

Light and Escort Destroyers Asbestos Exposure in Virginia

Newport News Shipbuilders, Navy Veterans and Veterans of the Armed Forces are at risk for Mesothelioma Cancer if they helped build, repair, or served aboard a Light and Escort Destroyers before 1970. Asbestos was used on Light and Escort Destroyerss because of its resistance to fire. Naval Contractors and Virginia Shipyard Workers who assisted in the:

  • Construction of Light and Escort Destroyerss
  • Light and Escort Destroyers Repair
  • Light and Escort Destroyers Demolition
  • Renovation of Light and Escort Destroyerss

are all at risk for contracting Mesothelioma Cancer due to exposure to asbestos dust and fibers. The following is a list of Light and Escort Destroyerss that used Asbestos and that are sites of Asbestos Exposure.

If you served or worked aboard a Light and Escort Destroyers and think you were exposed to Asbestos or have contracted Malignant Mesothelioma Lung Cancer, contact our attorneys to learn your rights.

Light and Escort Destroyerss

There is virtually no portion of a U.S. Navy Ship built before the mid 1970s that is free from some asbestos material or asbestos products. Asbestos can be found in Light and Escort Destroyers's boiler, fire, and engine rooms, and specifically, in numerous cables, gaskets, valves, adhesives, brakes, and clutches used on all Light and Escort Destroyerss.

Shipbuilders and sailors travelling on Light and Escort Destroyerss and other warships often inhaled asbestos dust. Many Navy veterans recall sleeping below asbestos-covered pipes and shaking the dusty material from their bunks. Close quarters on ships and in shipyards led to many asbestos materials dislodging during normal operations, which led to asbestos inhalation and contamination of attachment to clothing. Military personnel and shipyard workers regularly carried asbestos dust home on their clothes, resulting in secondary exposure of asbestos to family and friends.

Speak with a Mesothelioma Attorney about exposure to asbestos aboard a Light and Escort Destroyers.

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