The USS Matanikau (CVE-101) was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on March 10, 1944, and launched on May 22, the same year. It was commissioned on June 24, 1944, with the hull number CVE-101 under Capt. W. L. Erdmann’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 11, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board and had its main missions in San Diego, Espiritu Santo, Manus, Admiralty Islands, Finschhafen, the Marshalls, Roi Islands, Yokosuka, Saipan, and Guam.
After decades of research, experts were able to prove that asbestos fibers become dangerous when inhaled or ingested as the body cannot break them down once they become stuck within tissues. If specialists find asbestos fibers embedded in your lungs you are eligible for filing an asbestos trust funds claim and in addition a VA claim as well to receive the compensation you deserve.