USS Kearsarge (CV-33) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Vessels built during 1930-1970 contained asbestos, a very poisonous substance, which could be found in their components like turbines, valves, pumps and even the engine and boilers rooms. Because of the poor ventilation existed on board, people who worked on these ships inhaled the poisoned air during their service and are likely to suffer now from mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer. One of those ships is USS Kearsarge, an Essex-class Aircraft Carrier, with the hull number CV-33. The ship was commissioned in 1946, carried almost 3,500 men on board and almost 100 aircraft. Its operations were held in Asia before being decommissioned in 1970 after 24 years, which led to the receiving of two battle stars for the results obtained in the Korean War. The companies that provided the contaminated materials were aware of the high risk of exposure to asbestos, but decide to keep silent. This is why they should sue those companies in order to receive some compensation.

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Kearsarge (CV-33)

HOWARD PARMELE ADY JR.

80 years old

Dead

CURLESS JOSEPH ABSHIRE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FLOYD ALEXANDER AKERS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GREGORY P. ALABADO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THOMAS L. ALDRICH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN ALLEN JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GARTH B. ANDERSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LORAN C. ANDING

78 years old

Dead

PAUL RICHARD ANDREWS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LEWIS C. ANGELLAR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES GORDEN ASCH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLYDE E. BABCOCK

unknown age

Dead

JAMES E. BAKER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RONALD G. BAKER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

KENNETH WILLIAM BARSLOW

18 years old

Dead

HAROLD LYNN BASKETT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM P. BAUER

85 years old

Dead

JOSEPH HENRY BAUERNFEIND

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN FREDERICK BAUMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LESTER STANLEY BAXTER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WAYNE F. BAY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALTER V. BEALL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LOYD DELMER BEARD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ELMER W. BEARDSHALL JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RAYMOND LOUIS BEAVER

84 years old

Dead

ROBERT RUSSELL BECHTELHEIMER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ERNEST E. BECKERDITE JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN JACOB BECKHAM

90 years old

Dead

FLOYD M. BARKLEY

77 years old

Dead

HARRY MARSHALL BARKES

86 years old

Dead

SAMUEL EDWARD BARBOUR

18 years old

Dead

MARVIN LAVERNE BANBURY

43 years old

Dead

CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW BIGGS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HORACE PETER BLACKWELDER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL JAMES BLANCHARD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HERBERT CHARLES BLUNN

85 years old

Dead

MARSHALL LEWIS BLUNT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ARTHUR ELWOOD BODKIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD S. BOLIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

David Wayne Boose

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES OTIS BIAS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PETER WOLFGANG BERRYMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JESUS SUYAT BERMUDEZ

82 years old

Dead

JAMES B. BENTZ

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GORDON ELIAS BEEGLE

87 years old

Dead