USS Fall River
A heavy cruiser, the USS Fall river was built during WWII by New York Shipbuilding Corporation. It was constructed using asbestos as an insulator throughout the ship.
USS Fall River (CA-131) Class Cruiser
Classification: Baltimore Class Cruiser
Status: Sold for Scrap, 28 August 1972
Launch Date: 13 August 1944
Commission Date: 1 July 1945
Decommission Date: 31 October 1947
USS Fall River was a heavy cruiser assigned to JTF 1, organized to conduct Operation Crossroads, atomic weapons test in the Marshall Island. USS Fall River served a tour of duty in the Far East. Although it was authorized during WWII, it was completed too late to see service during that time. The USS Fall River falls under the general category of Cruisers. Currently, only three nations (United States, Russia, and Peru) operate cruisers. Cruisers are built to carry out sea raids and to provide protection to other ships in the fleet. They are smaller than battleships but larger than destroyers. Unfortunately men on all types of cruisers were exposed to asbestos while aboard these vessels. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping.
Anyone who served on a cruiser should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.
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