The USS Boston (CA-69/CAG-1) was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser laid down on June 30, 1941, and launched on August 26, 1942. It was commissioned on June 30, the following year under Capt. J. H. Carson’s command as CA-69 and served in the U.S. Navy for 18 years until it was decommissioned on May 5, 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,142 people on board and had its main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Bremerton, Bonin, Ulithi, Morotai, Okinawa, Vietnam, Eniwetok, and Cuba. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on January 4, 1974, and sold for scrapping a year later. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Boston received 10 battle stars and another 5 for the Vietnam service. If you served in the U.S. Navy between the 1930s and the 1980s and were exposed to asbestos, either knowingly or unknowingly, and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition, you are likely entitled to seek compensation. Additionally, if your loved ones came into contact with asbestos through contaminated clothing or other forms of secondhand exposure and later diagnosed with a pulmonary disease or cancer, they also may be entitled.