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Asbestos on Command Ships

Many Navy Vessels, including command ships, built before the 1980s are known to contain asbestos.

Naval convoy at sunset

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.

USS Pocono (AGC 16) – Command Ship

  • Classification: Command Ship
  • Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling
  • Fleet: Atlantic
  • Launch Date: 1/25/1945
  • Commission Date: 12/29/1945
  • Decommission Date: 9/16/1971

A command ship with state-of-the-art communications for the time, the USS Pocono was built in 1945 by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company. Asbestos served as a flame retardant on many parts of the ship.

USS Taconic (AGC 17) – Amphibious Force Command Ship

  • Classification: Amphibious Force Command Ship
  • Status: Disposed of by Navy Sale
  • Fleet: Atlantic/6th/2nd
  • 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.

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.

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