The USS Nitro (AE-2) was an ammunition ship laid down on March 19, 1919, and launched on the 16th of December, the same year. It served in the US Navy for 24 years from the day of commissioning, April 1, 1921, and until it was decommissioned on November 30, 1945. Comdr. R.W. Vincent was in command of the ship, which had the main purpose of carrying ammunition and explosives for the Battle Fleet. It executed three cruises from the East Coast to the West Coast through the Caribbean and the Panama Canal. For its entire service brought to the US Navy during World War II, the ship received one battle star. Because of its strength and resistance to heat, flame and corrosion, asbestos was used on military bases, naval shipyards and in Navy ships throughout the 20th century. Discovering that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness can be a heavy blow leaving you stunned. We can help you by putting you in touch with experienced attorneys that can help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.