USS Greenlet

Information about asbestos exposure on the USS Greenlet

USS Greenlet (ASR 10) - Navy Submarine Rescue Ship

Classification: Submarine Rescue Ship

Status: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, cash sale, ex-US fleet hull foreign military sale case number assigned.


Launch Date: 7/12/1942
Commission Date: 5/29/1943
Decommission Date: 6/12/1970

The USS Greenlet helped train over 215 submarines and she indirectly contributed to the sinking of 794 enemy ships. Eleven of the submarines she trained were lost during the war, however her charges sank more than 2 million tons of Japanese military and merchant shipping. The USS Greenlet was present during the signing of the Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945. She also served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During her final deployment she was sent to the Gulf of Tonkin to salvage an aircraft that had crashed with 26 persons on board and sunk in 290 feet of water. Her crew made 47 dives to the wreck before the salvage operations were terminated due to deteriorating weather. The USS Greenlet was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation and the Vietnam Service Medal for the Fall and Winter Campaigns of 1969.

A submarine rescue ship serves as a surface support ship for submarine rescue and deep-sea salvage operations. The men on these ships helped train fellow military personnel and rescue those in need. However while rescuing foundering submarines or salvaging sunken ships, the men who served on these ships were exposed to Asbestos. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping.

Anyone who served on a submarine rescue ship should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.

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