The USS Petrof Bay (CVE-80) was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on October 15, 1943, and launched on January 5, the following year. It was commissioned on February 18, 1944, with the hull number CVE-80 under Capt. Joseph L. Kane’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on 31 July 1955. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 27, 1958, and sold for scrapping to J. Berkurt’s in July 1959. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Petrof Bay received 5 battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation.
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral mined from the ground and mixed with many different materials to provide fire-proofing, insulation, and strength. Today, the medical community is certain that exposure to asbestos causes asbestosis – an interstitial lung disease caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers. Patients with asbestosis may develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a complication, a lung disorder that can leave patients to struggle with a range of issues that go beyond difficulties breathing.