The USS Condor (AMc-14) was a Bird-class 2 coastal minesweeper launched in 1937. It was commissioned on April 18, 1941, and served in the U.S. Navy for 5 years until January 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 17 men on board and had its main missions in Hawaii, removing the mines located in the minefields in the water so that other ships could pass safely. It was struck from the Naval Register on February 7, 1946, and delivered to the Maritime Commission in July, the same year. In the U.S., many workers such as welders, electricians, pipefitters, insulators, plumbers were exposed to asbestos through work in naval shipyards, and many Navy veterans worked and lived on these ships and as a result, were exposed to asbestos during their military service. If you are experiencing persistent cough and increasing shortness of breath it is best to check with a doctor and explain your symptoms as well as your work history.