USS Growler (SS-215) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Growler (SS-215), a Gato-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy named for the growler. Her keel was laid down by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut. She was launched on 2 November 1941 and sponsored by Mrs. Lucile E. Ghormley, wife of Vice Admiral Robert L. Ghormley, Special Naval Observer to the United Kingdom. The boat was commissioned on 20 March 1942 with Lieutenant Commander Howard W. Gilmore in command. In 1944, the USS Growler was sunk by Japanese vessels west of the Philippines.

Asbestos was used in many products and numerous industries, including shipbuilding, because of its heat-resistant and indestructible properties. If you have any type of asbestos-related disease or if a loved one died of an asbestos-associated illness, you may be eligible to receive the financial compensation you deserve for the damages you have suffered.

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Shipmates on USS Growler (SS-215)