The USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) was a Casablanca-class escort carrier launched on March 3, 1944. It was commissioned on April 9, the same year with the hull number CVE-88 under Capt. R. W. Bockius’ command and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on January 15, 1959. During its activity, the ship had its main missions in San Diego, Bremerton, Ulithi, Guam, Formosa, China coast, and Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping on May 14, 1959. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Cape Esperance received 2 battle stars.
As useful as asbestos-laden materials onboard military ships might be – for example ensuring fire protection, they also pose serious health risks. Consequently, there are now numerous Navy veterans who suffer from life-threatening health issues or have died from asbestos illnesses. If you or a loved one suffer from an asbestos-related condition, you may qualify for substantial compensation through one or more of the established asbestos trust funds as well as VA claims.