Northup Grunman Gunboats

Newport News Asbestos Exposure

The Newport News Shipyard constructed 3 Gunboats and repaired or overhauled many more. If you live in or around Newport News and were involved in the construction, repair or overhaul of these Gunboats, you may have been exposed to asbestos. If you served in the United States Navy and were stationed aboard one of these Gunboats, you are also at risk for asbestos exposure. The family members of persons exposed to asbestos are also at risk for contracting mesothelioma cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos aboard a Gunboat at Newport News, contact our mesothelioma attorneys for a free case evaluation.

The following list is just of newly constructed Gunboats and does not include repairs or overhauls.

Ship Name Launch Date Commision Date Length BeamDisplacement Owner

Helena (PG9) Jan 30, 1896 Jul 8, 1897 251'10" 40'1" 1,342 U.S. Navy
Nashville (PG7) Oct 19, 1895 Aug 19, 1897 233'8" 38'0" 1,364 U.S. Navy
Wilmington (PG8) Oct 19, 1895 May 17, 1897 251'10" 40'1" 1,342 U.S. Navy

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