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Asbestos on Aircraft Carriers

U.S. Navy Battleships and Asbestos Exposure

The list below provides the names of U.S. aircraft carriers that have been known to house asbestos. The U.S. Navy sailors as well as others who worked on these battleships are now at an increased risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos exposure-related conditions.

The attorneys at The Throneberry Law Group understand the challenges faced by mesothelioma victims and fight to ensure that the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones obtain adequate compensation from those responsible. Contact our law office today by calling 888-506-1131 or schedule an appointment with us online.

How Asbestos was Used on U.S. Aircraft Carriers

Before the dangers of asbestos exposure were widely known, the substance was commonly utilized on Navy ships due to its heat and fire-resistant properties. Asbestos could be found in floor tiles, gaskets, valves, and other equipment on board the ships.

Navy Workers at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

As asbestos-containing materials on Navy warship deteriorated over time, their fibers broke down and became airborne, which led Navy workers to be exposed to the material. Some of the workers who were at the highest risk of asbestos exposure include Navy veterans who removed or repaired damaged asbestos. Navy veterans who were tasked with maintaining the carriers’ boilers and engine rooms also faced an increased risk of asbestos exposure. Many shipyard workers who assisted in the construction of Navy vessels were also at increased risk of being diagnosed with asbestos-related conditions.

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Index
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
  • USS America (CV-66)
  • USS Antietam (CV-36)
  • USS Bataan (CVL-29)
  • USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24)
  • USS Bennington (CV-20)
  • USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)
  • USS Boxer (CV-21)
  • USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
  • USS Cabot (CVL-28)
  • USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
  • USS Constellation (CV-64)
  • USS Coral Sea (CVB-43)
  • USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
  • USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  • USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  • USS Essex (CV-9)
  • USS Forrestal (CV-59)
  • USS Franklin (CV-13)
  • USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42)
  • USS George HW Bush (CVN-77)
  • USS George Washington (CVN-73)
  • USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
  • USS Hancock (CV-19)
  • USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
  • USS Hornet (CV-8)
  • USS Hornet (CV-12)
  • USS Independence (CVL-22)
  • USS Independence (CV-62)
  • USS Intrepid (CV-11)
  • USS Iwo Jima (CV-46)
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
  • USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
  • USS Kearsarge (CV-33)
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  • USS Lake Champlain (CV-39)
  • USS Langley (CV-1)
  • USS Langley (CVL-27)
  • USS Lexington (CV-2)
  • USS Lexington (CV-16)
  • USS Leyte (CV-32)
  • USS Midway (CVB-41)
  • USS Monterey (CVL-26)
  • USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
  • USS Oriskany (CV-34)
  • USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
  • USS Princeton (CVL-23)
  • USS Princeton (CV-37)
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