Commissioned in 1945, the USS Ling (SS-297) was a submarine belonging to the Balao-class. It enjoyed a short fate, serving only one year and earning one battle star for World War II service. However, people who were present on the submarine are strongly advised to keep a close eye on their health, as the asbestos they inhaled while onboard may cause terrible diseases such as mesothelioma. The USS Ling was decommissioned in 1946 and is nowadays found at the New Jersey Naval Museum in Hackensack, New Jersey. However, it is not accessible to the public. The submarine was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1971. As previously mentioned, everyone who served on the USS Ling (SS-297) inhaled the asbestos fibers and is at risk for developing lung diseases. People who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related conditions have a long road ahead of them and face mounting medical expenses, and most certainly, premature death. We can help you by putting you in touch with attorneys who can gain you compensation for asbestos exposure as soon as a diagnosis is confirmed.