USS Pine Island
Built during WWII by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in California, the USS Pine Island contained asbestos from bow to stern.
USS Pine Island (AV 12) – Navy Seaplane Tender
Classification: Seaplane Tender
Status: Disposed of by Navy Sale
Launch Date: 2/26/1944
Commission Date: 4/26/1945
Decommission Date: 6/16/1967
USS Pine Island engaged in are-sea rescue operations during the final phases of World War II and contributed to seaplane operations during the occupation of Japan in 1945. The USS Pine Island received one battle star for her service in the Second World War. She also tended seaplanes that flew missions in the Korean and Vietnam Wars and received service medals for her participation in both wars.
Destroyer Tenders main purpose was to provide maintenance and support of destroyers and other small warships in the fleet. However, these ships are not as necessary as they used to be due to technological advances and automization of modern ships. Unfortunately men on destroyer 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 destroyer 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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