Navy ships built during 1930 and 1970 contained asbestos in their components. One of these vessels is the USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT/AVT-16) an Essex-class aircraft carrier built in Quincy, Massachusetts, with the hull number CV-16. It was commissioned in 1943, and named after the previous USS Lexington, with the hull number CV-2. It was in active service for the U.S. Navy for 48 years before being decommissioned in 1991. It measured 872 feet and carried 110 aircraft and over 2,600 men on board. Nowadays, this vessel is a museum ship that can be seen in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Asbestos exposure can be overwhelming - physically, emotionally, and financially to victims and their loved ones. The exposure may lead to the development of life-threatening diseases. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Lexington, you should make an appointment with your doctor at your earliest convenience, and contact a lawyer to determine whether you are eligible for compensation via an asbestos trust fund claim.