The USS Jouett (CG-29) was a Belknap-class cruiser in the service of the United States Navy that operated in the Western Pacific during the Vietnam conflict and later, in the Arabian Sea as part of the US Force to get involved in Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. The ship was laid down in September 1962 by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, sponsored by Mrs. S. J. Ervin, and commissioned for US Navy service in December 1966 with Captain Robert S. Hayes in command. After finishing its duties in the Gulf of Tonkin, the ship was reclassified as a guided-missile cruiser and it was deployed in the Middle East where it participated in the 1979 hostage crisis situation, Operation Desert Shield, and the military intervention regarding Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. Prior to the 1970s, a countless number of U.S. Navy sailors as well as various other individuals have been exposed to asbestos, and are now at increased risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer, mesothelioma, or asbestosis. Asbestos claims are often time-sensitive and involve a number of considerations, which is why it is critical to promptly obtain the assistance of an experienced lawyer if you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Jouett (CG-29).