Stuff You Should Know
Kitty Hawk-class aircraft carrier built in Brooklyn, New York, the ship was commissioned in 1961 where it remained in service for 42 years until 2003. Ronald Reagan named this ship “America’s Flagship” due to its speed and the displaying of the designation numbers in red, blue and white. Because of the fact that it was built during an unfortunate period in which asbestos, a toxic substance that causes cancer, was commonly used to build the equipment of a vessel, many of the people from the crew got sick subsequently. As the companies that provided those contaminated products did not mention the danger even though they knew about it, veterans who are now sick have the right to sue them in order to get some compensation.