The SS Brainerd Victory was a Victory-class cargo ship built during World War II by the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation. The ship was laid down on July 25, 1945, and launched on October 24, the same year. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 62 Merchant Marine and 28 US Naval Armed Guards and steamed the West Coast delivering goods to Los Angeles, Suisun Bay, and San Francisco. The ship sank in 1964 near Bermuda and 4 crewmen were lost. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is known for its strength, durability, and capacity to resist fire and heat. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they become embedded in mucus membranes inside the air passages. The long, thin, fibers are sharp, and cannot be cleared when they penetrate into the pleural lining of the lung and chest wall; they quickly progress into the development of tumors. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the SS Brainerd Victory, we can put you in touch with the right attorneys who can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.