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USS New Jersey

Launched at the height of WWII, the Battleship USS New Jersey was constructed by Philadelphia Naval shipyard using asbestos.

USS New Jersey (BB 62) – Navy Battleship

Classification: Battleship

Status: Donated as Museum and Memorial
(Currently located in Camden, NJ).

Fleet: 5th/3rd/7th

Launch Date: 12/7/1942
Commission Date: 5/23/1943
Decommission Date: 2/8/1991

The USS New Jersey saw combat for the first time during World War II Marshall Islands invasion. After that, she participated in various missions including invasion at the Marianas, raids on Japanese bases, Battle of Phiippine Sea, Battle of Leyte Gulf, and the invasions of Iwo Jima and Ryukyus. After World War II, she did two combat tours in Korea, a tour in during the Vietnam War, and she saw action in the Lebanon crisis. The USS New Jersey earned nine battle stars for her World War II service, four for the Korean Conflict, and two for her service in Vietnam.

Battleships are very large and thoroughly armored warships with a large battery of heavy caliber guns. Battleships were a sign of naval dominance and bravery and for decades these ships were factors in diplomacy and military strategy. Despite the resources that went into building these ships, their value was questioned by many. Battleships are susceptible to torpedo and guided missiles despite their enormous fire power. With the rise of air power and guided missile technology, large guns were no longer deemed necessary to establish naval superiority. Despite the great presence of battleships during World War II, they have since lost their value to the Navy, and the last battleship was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 2006. There are no active battleships anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, while serving their country, these brave men were exposed to asbestos while on board battleships. 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 a battleship should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.

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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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