USS Michigan (BB-27) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Michigan (BB-27) was a South Carolina-class battleship laid down on December 17, 1906, and launched on May 26, 1908. It was commissioned on January 4, 1910, with the hull number BB-27 and served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on February 11, 1922. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 869 men on board and had its main missions in Cuba, Philadelphia, New England, the Caribbean, Norfolk, Honolulu, Lisbon, and Gibraltar. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on November 10, 1923, and sold for scrapping the following year.

Since asbestos was present on the USS Michigan (BB-27), you were inevitably exposed and you may face a higher risk of developing an asbestos-related disease. We recommend you to seek medical attention from a VA doctor or a civilian doctor, as it is crucial when dealing with these types of diseases to accurately get diagnosed and get proper treatment. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness then you may be entitled to monetary compensation through one or more of the established asbestos trust funds as well as VA claims.

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Shipmates on USS Michigan (BB-27)

Hamilton Thompson Beggs

Rodney Bonck Sr.

Forrest Plympton Brown Sr.

John Wills Greenslade

Albert Montgomery Dupuy McCormick

Harold Edward Packard

John Jacob Snyder