Puget Sound Naval Shipyard constructed the USS Sterett in 1964. A guided missile cruiser, they used asbestos as an insulator throughout the ship.
USS Sterett (CG 31) (ex-DLG 31) – Guided Missile Cruiser
Classification: Guided Missile Cruiser
Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling
Launch Date: 6/30/1964
Commission Date: 4/8/1967
Decommission Date: 3/24/1994
The USS Sterett spent most of her career in the Western Pacific and earned nine battle stars for her service along the coast of Vietnam. She was also involved in the search for Korean Air Lines Flight 007 that was shot down by Soviets in 1983.
Guided Missile Cruisers are warships that fall 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.
We Can Help
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.
Nationwide Legal Help for People With
Asbestos Lung Cancer or Mesothelioma
For a free case evaluation, please call our law offices directly or contact us online. An experienced attorney will be available to discuss your potential lawsuit, and to answer any questions you may have about the connection between asbestos exposure and deadly cancers such as mesothelioma, or your legal rights.