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Another ship doomed to poison its crew was the USS Cabot. Hull number CV-28, aircraft carrier and Independence-class, the ship carried almost 1,600 men. It was built in Camden, New Jersey and it started its service in 1943. Although it was decommissioned after the World War II, the ship was so valuable that it remained within the US Navy Service until 1955. The crew that worked on this ship was exposed to the contaminated air from the asbestos dust whenever they repaired the equipment which contained this toxic substance. Because of the fact that many veterans suffer nowadays of mesothelioma and other diseases that are related to asbestos, they have the right to contact a lawyer in order to sue the company that provided the cancerous products such as boilers, turbines, pumps, valves and other electrical components.