Asbestos Exposure on Navy Vessels: Radar Picket Destroyer

Radar Picket Destroyer 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 Radar Picket Destroyer before 1970. Asbestos was used on Radar Picket Destroyers because of its resistance to fire. Naval Contractors and Virginia Shipyard Workers who assisted in the:

  • Construction of Radar Picket Destroyers
  • Radar Picket Destroyer Repair
  • Radar Picket Destroyer Demolition
  • Renovation of Radar Picket Destroyers

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

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

Radar Picket Destroyers

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 Radar Picket Destroyer's boiler, fire, and engine rooms, and specifically, in numerous cables, gaskets, valves, adhesives, brakes, and clutches used on all Radar Picket Destroyers.

Shipbuilders and sailors travelling on Radar Picket Destroyers 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 Radar Picket Destroyer.

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