USS Bon Homme Richard
Having seen action during WWII and the Korean war, the USS Bon Homme Richard was decommissioned in 1971. Navy veterans and shipbuilders who worked on her may now be suffering from mesothelioma and lung cancer.
USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31) (ex-CV 31) – Navy Attack Aircraft Carrier
Classification: Attack Aircraft Carrier
Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling
Launch Date: 4/29/1944
Commission Date: 11/26/1944
Decommission Date: 7/2/1971
USS Bon Homme Richard was deployed in March of 1945 and joined other carriers in the final raids on Japan. She also joined the fighting in the Korean War before receiving upgrades consisting of an angled flight deck, enclosed bow, enlarged elevators, and steam catapults. No stranger to war, she also served in the Vietnam War. USS Bon Homme Richard received one battle star for her World War II service and five battle stars for her participation in the Korean conflict.
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.
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