The USS Chicago (CG-11) was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser laid down on July 28, 1943, and launched on August 20, 1944. It was commissioned on January 10, 1945, under Capt. Richard R. Hartung’s command as CA-136 and served in the U.S. Navy for 18 years until it was decommissioned on March 1, 1980. On November 1, 1958, the ship was reclassified as a guided-missile cruiser with the hull number CG-11. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,142 people on board and had its main missions in Eniwetok, Norfolk, Trinidad, San Pedro, Bremerton, and Yokosuka. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 31, 1984, and sold for scrapping to Southwest Recycling in 1991. We are a non-profit organization with undying respect and gratitude for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. If you were exposed to asbestos during your time in the military or if you have lost a loved one to an asbestos-related disease, we can promptly connect you with the most suitable professionals in your area, whether you are seeking medical assistance or financial compensation for past and future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.