The SS Isaac Shelby was a Liberty Ship built in the United States to be used for war operations during World War II. It was named in the honor of Isaac Shelby, who served as Kentucky’s first and fifth Governor. The ship was laid down in January 1944, under contract, by J.A. Jones Construction in Brunswick, Georgia, and launched in March the same year. It was reassigned to the Smith & Johnson Company soon after launch. Almost a year later, the vessel struck a mine near Naples, Italy, and sunk with no human casualties. The ship was salvaged in February 1948 and sold to an Italian private company for scrap. Asbestos-related diseases can take anywhere between 10 and 50 years to develop. Most Navy veterans were exposed to asbestos many years ago, throughout the mid-20th century when asbestos was used widely for heat insulation and as fire protection in electrical wiring, protective gear, and others. Even if you believe you could be out of time to make an asbestos compensation claim, it is worth checking with a legal practitioner. To find out more information, we can put you in touch with the right attorneys.