USS Okinawa (CVE-127) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Okinawa (CVE-127) was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on May 22, 1945, in Tacoma. However, it was never commissioned due to the fact that it was canceled before its launch on August 11, 1945.

On Navy ships, asbestos was most likely to have been used in pipe lagging, block insulation, boilers, electrical wiring, deck covering material, aggregate mixtures, gaskets, thermal materials, valves, hydraulic assemblies. If you worked on Navy ships during or after World War II, you may still be at risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses, in which case you should call your doctor and request to be seen as soon as possible. Tell him/her if you have a history of asbestos exposure and ask for recommended screenings.

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