USS Detroit (CL-8) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Detroit (CL-8) was an Omaha-class light cruiser laid down on November 10, 1920, and launched on June 29, 1922. It was commissioned on July 31, 1923, under Capt. J. Halligan’s command with the hull number CL-8 and served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years until it was decommissioned on January 11, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 458 people on board and had its main missions in Boston, Norfolk, San Diego, Oahu, Kodiak, Bremerton, Kiska, Ulithi, and Pearl Harbor. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 21, 1946, and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Detroit received 6 battle stars.

Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring minerals that, once discovered, were widely used in a variety of products due to its natural resistance to heat, fire, and corrosion. If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, asbestosis, or any other asbestos-related condition, you may be able to claim compensation through one or more of the established asbestos trust funds as well as VA claims.

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Shipmates on USS Detroit (CL-8)

William F. Brindle

Carl R. Brockdorf

Steven T. Corneliussen

Donald M. Dill

Lester Perry Dunn

John J. Dowling

Francis John Fox

Paul A. Gray

Charles L. Martin

Irvin Frederick Nolte

Frank Sutherland

Lloyd Jerome Wiltse