USS Bolinas (CVE-36) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Bolinas (CVE-36) was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on August 3, 1942, and launched on November 11, the same year. It was commissioned on July 22, 1943, as HMS Begum with the hull number D-38 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for several months until it was decommissioned on August 1, 1943. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board and had its main missions in the Indian Ocean. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and sold for scrapping in 1974 in Taiwan.

Navy veterans diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases may be entitled to significant financial compensation from the companies responsible for their disease. Commonly called asbestos trust funds, these trusts were created to secure future compensation to claimants who meet very specific criteria. Consequently, to be eligible for compensation from an asbestos trust fund, you have to prove the company’s involvement in you or your loved one’s exposure to asbestos and any resulting illnesses.

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Shipmates on USS Bolinas (CVE-36)