With most of the war patrols it conducted successfully, the USS Halibut (SS-232) was awarded 7 battle stars for World War II service and sunk 12 enemy ships. It was laid down in 1941 by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and launched during the same year. However, because it was laid down at the time when asbestos was widely used in shipbuilding, the carcinogenic mineral was most likely present in the wall insulation of the submarine. The USS Halibut (SS-232) was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1946 and subsequently sold for scrap.
A few decades ago, it was established that companies were using asbestos in their products despite their knowledge of its lethal health risks. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Halibut (SS-232), you could be entitled to compensation from asbestos trust funds. The recovery amounts you can receive depend upon developing the facts in your case, which sites and products you were exposed to, and the degree of illness you are diagnosed with.