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USS Norton Sound

A Currituck-class seaplane tender built by Los Anglees Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, the USS Norton Sound was constructed using parts and materials containing asbestos.

USS Norton Sound (AVM 1) (ex- AV 11) – Navy Seaplane Tender

Classification: Seaplane Tender

Status: Disposed of by MARAD Exchange

Fleet: Atlantic/Pacific

Launch Date: 12/28/1943
Commission Date:1/8/1945
Decommission Date: 12/11/1986

USS Norton Sound received two battle stars for her service during World War II.

Seaplane Tenders main purpose was to provide maintenance and support of seaplanes. They were the first aircraft carriers, and appeared just before World War I. During World War II, seaplane tenders were used to supplement aircraft carriers. However, these ships are not as necessary as they used to be due to technological advances and most have been scrapped or converted to helicopter repair ships. Unfortunately men on seaplane tenders 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 seaplane tender 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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