The USS Interceptor (AGR-8) was a radar picket ship belonging to the Guardian-class that was acquired by the US Navy in 1955 from the reserve fleet. It was converted for radar picket duty and sent in the North Pacific to be used in the Distant Early Warning Line Project. The ship was built as the Liberty Ship Edward W. Burton by J.A. Jones Construction Company in Panama City, Florida. It served as a cargo ship until it was placed in the reserve fleet at Wilmington, North Carolina, in June 1948. The USS Interceptor was placed in the reserve fleet at Suisun Bay, California, in September 1965 where it remained until it was sold for scrapping in February 1978. Because it was built during a time when asbestos was a very popular insulating material, the carcinogenic mineral was present on the USS Interceptor (AGR-8) in considerable amounts. For this reason, Navy veterans who served on this submarine need to pay close attention to their health and undergo regular medical examinations. If you receive an asbestos-related diagnosis, you can file a claim for compensation against the company that exposed you to asbestos.