The SS Nick Stoner was a Liberty ship built at J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida, during World War II. The cargo ship was named after Nicholas Stoner, a hunter, and trapper in the Adirondack Mountains of New York who served in the Continental Army in the American Revolution and the American forces in the War of 1812. The SS Nick Stoner was laid down on 12 May 1944 under a Maritime Commission contract and launched on 17 June 1944. The SS Nick Stoner was allocated to North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co., on 30 June 1944. Two years later she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. On 14 May 1963, she was sold to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., to be scrapped. Veterans who served aboard navy ships are at a higher risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis due to the excessively close quarters and poor air circulation. If you suffer from a disease caused by exposure to asbestos and you are also a Navy veteran, there is a possibility that your time in service is the reason for your illness.