USS Kitty Hawk
The Kitty Hawk is a supercarrier currently in reserve. Built in 1960, she was the first ship in her class and was also the last active. Built using asbestos, she exposed many Navy veterans to asbestos dust.
USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) (ex-CVA 63) – Navy Aircraft Carrier
Classification: Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier
Status: In active, Out of Commission, In Reserve
Launch Date: 5/21/1960
Commission Date: 4/29/1961
Decommission Date: 5/12/2009
The USS Kitty Hawk welcomed President John F. Kennedy aboard in 1963 for a demonstration of carrier task force weapons off the California coast. As the nation mourned during the Presidents funeral, the USS Kitty Hawk fired the memorial salutes to honor John F. Kennedy. She was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for exceptionally meritorious service while participating in combat operations against the insurgent forces in Vietnam. Her pilots managed to destroy vital military targets despite intense opposition and adverse weather conditions.
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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