USS Constellation

The multi-purpose aircraft carrier USS Constellation was originally made using asbestos. If you served on her and now suffer from mesothelioma, call us today at no cost.

USS Constellation (CV 64) (ex-CVA 64) - Navy Aircraft Carrier

Classification: Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier

Status: Stricken, to be disposed of


Launch Date: 10/8/1960
Commission Date: 10/27/1961
Decommission Date: 8/6/2003

USS Constellation, known affectionately as "Connie," spent the majority of her time in the Western Pacific. Before she could begin her tour of duty however, a tragic fire broke out during construction killing nearly 50 men and injuring several others. The damage cost almost $75 million, and delayed commissioning for seven months. Finally, after she was commissioned, she was among the more involved carriers in the early days of the Vietnam War. Through the 1970's and 80's she served throughout the world participating in support operations in Yemen and the Middle East. In her final deployment, she participated in the global war or terror in 2002.

Aircraft Carriers are war ships that are structured to deploy and recover aircraft. They are essentially traveling airbases that have been serving the Navy for one hundred years. These ships are very important to the Navy, and played a major role in World War II. Typically they are considered the capital ship of the fleet and are very expensive to build and maintain there are only twenty one currently operating throughout the world. Often called "floating cities" aircraft carries lack the fire power of other types of ships and are usually accompanied by several other ships in the fleet for protection. Unfortunately, while serving their country, these men were exposed to asbestos while on board aircraft carriers. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping aboard these vessels.

Anyone who served on an aircraft carrier should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.

We Can Help

Asbestos lung cancer and Mesothelioma lawsuits involving active-duty or retired members of the U.S. military involve additional, complex legal issues and considerations.

At The Gori Law Firm, you'll find lawyers with extensive experience in military asbestos and Mesothelioma cases, and a staff that is highly qualified and specially trained to assist us in handling these difficult cases. We also work diligently to help people living with Mesothelioma obtain a trial date within six to nine months from the time their lawsuit is filed.

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