USS Mount Baker (AE-4) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Mount Baker (AE-4) was a Lassen-class ammunition ship that was commissioned on May 16, 1941, with Capt. W.I. Causey in command. It was originally named USS Kilauea with a length of 459 feet, a beam of 63 feet, and a complement of 280 officers. It completed service of 7 years before being decommissioned for the first time in January 1947, during which the ship had to carry ammunition to ships and bases located in the Mediterranean. The ships completed service of 18 years before being struck on December 2, 1969. In 1974, the USS Mount Baker was scrapped. If you are trying to file a VA disability claim for a disease related to asbestos exposure, you are going to have to provide detailed information about where, when, and how you were exposed to asbestos in the line of duty. In order to be eligible for disability benefits from the VA, a Navy veteran must be able to show that at least 50% of his/her asbestos exposure came in the line of duty. Failure to do this will result in denial of the application.

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Shipmates on USS Mount Baker (AE-4)