Laid down by the New York Naval Shipyard in 1943, the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt was a Midway-class aircraft carrier. The majority of the activity of the ship took place in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the United States Sixth Fleet. In honor of the extraordinary achievements of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, the ship received numerous awards, such as the Navy Occupation Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. However, the presence of asbestos on the ship, which was a very popular building material at the time, threatened the health of the military personnel serving aboard it, since asbestos is a highly carcinogenic mineral. By inhaling or ingesting the microscopic fibers of asbestos, the risk of the people who spent a long time on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt of developing a serious disease such as lung cancer is high. For this reason, everyone who served aboard this ship needs to undergo periodical medical examination to timely discover a potential disease. In 1978, the ship was scrapped.