USS Finback (SS-230) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Built by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the USS Finback (SS-230) was commissioned in 1942 and conducted 12 war patrols over the course of its activity. It was awarded 13 battle stars and it also sunk a total of 69,383 tons of enemy shipping. In 1958, the USS Finback was struck from the Naval Vessel Register and subsequently sold for scrap.

Because the USS Finback (SS-230) was built at a time when asbestos was a highly prevalent construction material, it is very likely to have contained this carcinogen, especially in the wall insulation, which represented a great health hazard to those present on the vessel. For this reason, we strongly advise everyone who served on the USS Finback (SS-230) to undergo yearly medical examinations in order to make sure the asbestos they inhaled has not caused any damage to their lungs.

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Shipmates on USS Finback (SS-230)

charles raoul baron

james junior baughman

edward briggs

regalado castillo

donald e. collins

maurice duke ferrara

george john herold

lawrence heyworth jr

joseph john petit

harvey lorne nesbitt

renaud joseph lebonville

paul cecil stimson