USS Grunion (SS-216) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Grunion (SS-216) was a Gato-class submarine that sank at Kiska, Alaska, during World War II. The keel of the submarin was laid down in 1941 and it was commissioned one year later. Sponsored by Mrs. Stanford C. Hooper, wife of Rear Admiral Hooper, it earned one battle star during World War II. Eventually, the USS Grunion was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1942 and subsequently sunk off of Kiska due to accidents related to the circular run of its torpedo.

After prolonged asbestos exposure, lung cancer may develop. This process may take as long as 20-40 years to occur. Early warning signs of lung cancer may include coughing or a change in cough habit, chest pain, shortness of breath, wheezing, and blood in sputum. If you are a Navy veteran, you should take notice of any of these warning signs and see a doctor immediately.

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Shipmates on USS Grunion (SS-216)

mannert l. abele

daniel emery allen

paul edward banes

wesley hope blinston

nicholas richard bonadies

robert francis boo

chester lewis bouvia

ernest glenn hellensmith

kenneth edward hall

leon henry franck

samuel reed dighton