Sponsored by Mrs. William H. Allen, the submarine was launched in 1941 and commissioned one year later. It conducted 13 war patrols during its service, out of which only one was unsuccessful. The submarine received 11 battle stars for World War II activity. While the USS Haddock (SS-231) is a submarine with a remarkable history, it may have contained asbestos, the carcinogenic mineral, in the wall insulation. The submarine was decommissioned in 1947 and eventually sold for scrapping 13 years later.
Asbestos is extremely durable and resistant to fire and most chemical reactions that cause other materials to break down. For these reasons, it was used extensively in nearly all components of Navy ships. Repeated exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing asbestos-related pulmonary diseases. Asbestos-related diseases affect thousands of veterans and their loved ones every year. Although diagnoses often occur decades after the initial exposure, you might still be able to make a claim for compensation.