USS New York (BB-34) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS New York (BB-34) was a New York-class battleship laid down on September 11, 1911, and launched one year later on October 30, 1912, with the hull number BB-34. The ship received the name of New York, one of the most popular states of America, it was commissioned on May 15, 1914, and carried a complement of 1,042 people on board. Due to its construction period, the vessel was able to participate both in World War I and in World War II. On August 29, 1946, it was decommissioned after it served in the US Navy for 32 years. For the services brought during the two world wars, the ship received 3 battle stars and many awards.

For several decades, the U.S. Navy used asbestos as a tool, to fireproof or waterproof certain materials. Due to the widespread use of asbestos, many Navy veterans faced exposure to asbestos, leading to a high risk of developing asbestos-related health issues. Being diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness can be shocking and devastating for you and your family. If you had direct contact with asbestos while serving in the military, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, and financial losses.

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Shipmates on USS New York (BB-34)

William F. Ansley

Edward Latimer Beach Sr.

Robert E. Boozer

George L. Gieske

John Joseph Hyland Sr.

John Thomas Oliver Jr.

Thomas M. Sanford

John Lawrence Whitmeyer Jr.