Asbestos was used as an insulator throughout the USS Taconic. Built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, she was the flagship for the commander of the Middle East force during the Lebanon Crisis.
USS Taconic (AGC 17) – Amphibious Force Command Ship
Classification: Amphibious Force Command Ship
Status: Disposed of by Navy Sale
Launch Date: 2/10/1945
Commission Date: 1/16/1945
Decommission Date: 12/17/1969
The USS Taconic participated in amphibious warfare exercises and maneuvers. She served as the flagship for of the Commander of the Middle East Force during the Lebanon Crisis and served President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a communication and support ship during the Pakistan-Afghanistan-India leg of his visit to several European and Asian countries.
Command ships were typically the flagship for the Commander of the Fleet and were used to provide communications, office space, and accommodations for the Commander of the Fleet and his staff in order to coordinate fleet activities. The men on these ships organized missions and made decisions that directly affected the men in the fleet. While they made decisions that put the troops in danger, a danger they faced, unknowingly, was Asbestos. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping.
Anyone who served on a command ship should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.
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