The USS Macon (CA-132) was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser laid down on June 14, 1943, and launched on October 15, 1944. It was commissioned on August 26, the following year under Capt. Edward Everett Pare’s command as CA-132 and served in the U.S. Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on March 10, 1961. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,142 people on board and had its main missions in New York, Jamestown, Cartagena Marseilles, Valencia, and North Carolina. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on November 1, 1969, and sold for scrapping to the Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation in New York four years later. Between 1940 and 1970 - particularly during and after WWII and the Korean War, many Navy veterans worked in shipyards and on ships - prime environments for asbestos exposure. Those suffering from certain asbestos-related cancers, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, know that these types of cancer are difficult to treat as well as expensive. We can provide helpful guidance to service personnel or their families for getting the compensation they deserve.