The USS Billfish (SS-286) was laid at Portsmouth Navy Yard on 23 July 1942. She was launched on 12 November 1942 sponsored by Mrs. Lewis Parks, and commissioned on 20 April 1943 with Lieutenant Commander Frederic C. Lucas, Jr., in command. The submarine earned 7 battle stars for World War II performance. It was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1968, subsequently being sold for scrapping.
Among all military personnel, Navy veterans have the highest rate of asbestos-related diseases. Navy veterans who worked with, handled, damaged, or disturbed any materials that contained asbestos, are the most likely to develop respiratory conditions like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Billfish (SS-286), you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and more.