The SS Amelia Earhart was a Liberty Ship used in World War II by the United States. Named after Amelia Earhart, an American female aircraft pilot who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, the ship was laid down in October 1942 and launched in December the same year. The ship survived the war, but it was wrecked in 1948. Since asbestos was present on the SS Amelia Earhart, this means that those who served on the ship were inevitably exposed. If you know someone who currently experiences symptoms such as shortness of breath, heavy coughing, chest pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, and unintentional weight loss, it might mean that he/she has developed an asbestos-related illness as a consequence of exposure to asbestos during military service. However, regardless of whether they have noticed one or more of these signs, we strongly advise them to seek medical attention as soon as possible, as oftentimes, diseases which stem from asbestos exposure are asymptomatic.