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Asbestos in Battleships

U.S. Navy Battleships and Asbestos Exposure

Below you will find a list of U.S. Navy battleships that are known to have contained asbestos at some point in time. As a result, U.S. Navy sailors as well as other workers were exposed to asbestos and are now at an increased risk of being diagnosed with several deadly types of cancer, including mesothelioma.

How Asbestos Exposure Occurs on Battleships

There was a substantial amount of asbestos used on Navy battleships over the years as heat insulation. Due to the damp conditions on ships, however, the asbestos located on most battleships broke down and its fibers became inhaled by anyone in the proximity of the ship. Many people were exposed to asbestos while replacing damaged areas of insulation.

Furthermore, much of the machinery and piping that were used on battleships were insulated with asbestos, which created another risk of exposure for anyone that lived or worked on the Naval vessels. Because there is little ventilation on battleships, crews often inhaled asbestos fibers that remained in the air.

U.S. Navy Battleship Index
  • USS Alabama Battleship (BB-8)
  • USS Alabama Battleship (BB-60)
  • USS Arizona Battleship (BB-39)
  • USS Arkansas Battleship (BB-33)
  • USS California Battleship (BB-44)
  • USS Colorado Battleship (BB-45)
  • USS Connecticut Battleship (BB-18)
  • USS Delaware Battleship (BB-28)
  • USS Florida Battleship (BB-30)
  • USS Georgia Battleship (BB-15)
  • USS Idaho Battleship (BB-24)
  • USS Idaho Battleship (BB-42)
  • USS Illinois Battleship (BB-7)
  • USS Indiana Battleship (BB-1)
  • USS Indiana Battleship (BB-58)
  • USS Iowa Battleship (BB-4)
  • USS Iowa Battleship (BB-53)
  • USS Iowa Battleship (BB-61)
  • USS Kansas Battleship (BB-21)
  • USS Kearsarge Battleship (BB-5)
  • USS Kentucky Battleship (BB-6)
  • USS Louisiana Battleship (BB-19)
  • USS Maine Battleship (BB-10)
  • USS Maryland Battleship (BB-46)
  • USS Massachusetts Battleship (BB-2)
  • USS Massachusetts Battleship (BB-54)
  • USS Massachusetts Battleship (BB-59)
  • USS Michigan Battleship (BB-27)
  • USS Minnesota Battleship (BB-22)
  • USS Mississippi Battleship (BB-23)
  • USS Mississippi Battleship (BB-41)
  • USS Missouri Battleship (BB-11)
  • USS Missouri Battleship (BB-63)
  • USS Montana Battleship (BB-51)
  • USS Nebraska Battleship (BB-14)
  • USS Nevada Battleship (BB-36)
  • USS New Hampshire Battleship (BB-25)
  • USS New Jersey Battleship (BB-16)
  • USS New Jersey Battleship (BB-62)
  • USS New Mexico Battleship (BB-40)
  • USS New York Battleship (BB-34)
  • USS North Carolina Battleship (BB-52)
  • USS North Carolina Battleship (BB-55)
  • USS North Dakota Battleship (BB-29)
  • USS Ohio Battleship (BB-12)
  • USS Oklahoma Battleship (BB-37)
  • USS Oregon Battleship (BB-3)
  • USS Pennsylvania Battleship (BB-38)
  • USS Rhode Island Battleship (BB-17)
  • USS South Carolina Battleship (BB-26)
  • USS South Dakota Battleship (BB-49)
  • USS South Dakota Battleship (BB-57)
  • USS Tennessee Battleship (BB-43)
  • USS Texas Battleship (BB-35)
  • USS Utah Battleship (BB-31)
  • USS Vermont Battleship (BB-20)
  • USS Virginia Battleship (BB-13)
  • USS Washington Battleship (BB-47)
  • USS Washington Battleship (BB-56)
  • USS West Virginia Battleship (BB-48)
  • USS Wisconsin Battleship (BB-9)
  • USS Wisconsin Battleship (BB-64)
  • USS Wyoming Battleship (BB-32)
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At the Throneberry Law Group, we understand the seriousness and urgency involved with the diagnosis of a medical condition caused by asbestos exposure. Contact our law office today to schedule a free case evaluation by calling 888-506-1131. You can also schedule an initial consultation with our office online.

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