The 1,123-foot ship was constructed in Newport News, Virginia, and was an Enterprise-class aircraft carrier. It started its service in 1961 and served the US Navy for 52 years, until 2013 when it was decommissioned. The great number of people who were onboard during its service, almost 6,000 men, worries nowadays. The ships built between 1930-1970 contained asbestos, a very toxic substance that causes lung cancer.
Because almost the entire equipment of a ship contained asbestos, the crew inhaled intoxicated air all the time they were on board. Unfortunately, companies that provided the manufacturers with this equipment did not specify the high risk of their merchandise. If you know somebody that served in the Navy and is affected by an asbestos-related illness, they might be eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.