USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Built in Quincy, Massachusetts, with the hull number CV-47, this Essex-class Aircraft Carrier started its service in 1946. The vessel measured 888 feet and carried almost 3,500 men and between 90 and 100 aircraft before being decommissioned in 1958. As previously mentioned, the ships that were built between 1930 and 1970 contained asbestos in their equipment on board. Practically, the companies which provided the ship manufacturers with pumps, boilers, valves and the electrical components knew that those are contaminated and present a high risk but never mentioned a word. The crew inhaled the asbestos dust whenever they got into the boiler and engine rooms and, due to the poor ventilation, they got sick in a short period of time. Because the sick veterans did not know about the danger, they can and have the right to sue those companies now in order to receive some compensation. 

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

Shipmates on USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)

WALTER DEE ADAMS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MICHAEL J. ABRAHAM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DON STROUT ABBOTT

86 years old

Dead

FLOYD ALEXANDER AKERS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GEORGE NORMAN ALBERT

unknown age

Dead

THOMAS L. ALDRICH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MICHAEL BASIL ANDRASKO

unknown age

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THOMAS JACKCON ANDREWS

unknown age

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THOMAS JACKCON ANDREWS

unknown age

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VINCENT J. ANZILOTTI

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT P. ARMSTRONG

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN ATKINS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROY CHARLES ATKINSON

90 years old

Dead

THOMAS D. BAIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLYDE RIDGELY BOWEN

87 years old

Dead

ROBERT WARD BOWER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MILTON MARSHALL BRACKNEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARMON E. BRAMMER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARRY BRANDESS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GENE C. BRAYLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GEORGE HENRY BREDEN JR

90 years old

Dead

HERBERT R. BRISS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES RUSSELL BROWN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PHILEMON DORNON BROWN

91 years old

Dead

LARRY J. BRUBAKER

81 years old

Dead

GEORGE HUMPHREY BRYAN JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES F. BUNDRICK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALBERT M. BUNKER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES HAROLD BURDSAL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RAYMOND W. BURK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PHILLIP A. BURRELL

88 years old

Dead

HERBERT IVAN BYRON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PERRY PETER CACCIOLA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PERRY PETER CACCIOLA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOSEPH V. CALVANELLI

86 years old

Dead

CHARLES LINDY CARDOSI

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM ROBERT CARTER JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DAVID JAMES CARTER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM ROBERT CARTER JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HERVE PAGE CAUCHON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT F. CERULLI

80 years old

Dead

BENJAMIN HOMER CLARDY

93 years old

Dead

JAMES STUART CLARE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT WILLIAM COLEMAN

84 years old

Dead

RICHARD ALLEN COLON

83 years old

Dead

ROBERT PAUL COOGAN

92 years old

Dead

LEROY G. BORCHHARDT

88 years old

Dead

RICHARD LEON BONIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALBERT E. BOLDUC

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM EDWARD BOKRAM

87 years old

Dead

ROBERT D. BLOOM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BUSTER BLAN

81 years old

Dead

LEONARD P. BINGHAM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DALE HAROLD BERVEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EUGENE BERGEAUX

78 years old

Dead

WILLIAM LEWIS BENJAMIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BENNIE HENRY BENEVENTO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

J. C. BENAGE

82 years old

Dead

FLOYD G. BEEBE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PHILLIP ALAN BEAUTROW

85 years old

Dead

CLAY LEGENDRE BARTLETT

83 years old

Dead

HENRY THOMAS BARRETT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CECIL MARTIN CURTIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT F. DAVIS

98 years old

Dead

WILLIAM R. DAVIS

unknown age

Dead

MAX DUANE DETTINGER

unknown age

Dead

WARREN G. DILLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DOMENICK DIMATTEO

87 years old

Dead

MARTIN MATTHEW DOLLARD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EUGENE STANLEY DOMBROWIK

85 years old

Dead

HENRY LEVI DRISKELL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT WALKER DUKE

86 years old

Dead

JACK NORMAN DURANTO

87 years old

Dead

MARK A. DUTTON JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOSEPH JOHN DYER SR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

SHIRLEY HOLT ELLIOTT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CARL GLENN ELLIS

79 years old

Dead

RICHARD L. ELLIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DALE ALBERT ELLSWORTH

88 years old

Dead

WILLIAM S. EMERSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VERNON D. EMMERSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDWARD JAMES ENNIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

STEPHEN EDWARD EPPNER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MILTON SIEBERT ERNSTMEYER

99 years old

Dead

FRANCO M. ERSPAMER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT LOUIS ESP SR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN ESPEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM HENRY EVANS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LARRY L. EVERETT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

NICHOLAS H. FALCONE

89 years old

Dead

JAMES F. FARRELL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VALLEAU EDWARD CURTIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROY L. CROTINGER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HAROLD ARTHUR CRIGER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DON DUANECHRIS CRECELIUS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES TAYLOR CRAWFORD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DONOVAN GERARD CRANDELL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RONALD ARTHUR CRANDALL

88 years old

Dead

GEORGE DAVID CRAIGMILE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHESTER DUANE COPELAND

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANCIS THOMAS FOLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WARREN JUNIOR FORDHAM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM AMMON FORMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES WALDRIP FORRESTER MD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LOUIS HERMAN FOUGEROUSSE

85 years old

Dead

JOHN EDWARD FRANKS

89 years old

Dead

KENT ANDERSON FREEMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JACK FLYNN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT AUGUSTUS FINNEY

86 years old

Dead

ROBERT EARL FILLMORE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FREDERICK KING FEAGIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DONALD P. FAUTH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM NAT HART

91 years old

Dead

JAMES CHAMBERS HATCH

91 years old

Dead

GARY HYRUM HAZELGREN

82 years old

Dead

ROBERT F. HENDERSON

unknown age

Dead

THOMAS CLYDE HERRICK

80 years old

Dead

BENJAMIN P. HOLLEY JR

unknown age

Dead

COREY HOYT HOLMES

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

VICTOR R. HOLMQUIST

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALTER HOLTKAMP

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BENNETT W. HOOKS

32 years old

Dead

ARTHUR GEORGE HOPKINS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM PRESTON HORTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES C. HOTALING JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WOODROW HAROLD HURT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PERRY F. ILER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN ROBERT INGRAM

unknown age

Dead

THOMAS LEE INGRAM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALTER DEANE INNIS

84 years old

Dead

WILLIAM ANTHONY JANOUSEK

87 years old

Dead

ROBERT R. JARDINE

89 years old

Dead

LEO ROY JENSEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ARNOLD J. JOHNSON

87 years old

Dead

THOMAS DAVID HARRIS

87 years old

Dead

RAYMOND JOHN HARBRECHT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN G. HAGNER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN W. HAGEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ERVIN BLUFORD GROSS

89 years old

Dead

WILLIAM HAROLD GRIZELL

unknown age

Dead

RAYMOND B. GREEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDWARD F. GRAZIUL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PHILIP ANTHONY GRAZIANO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALFRED GORDON GRAY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PHILLIP EDWARD GRACE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HENRY GIDDENS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LEO VINCENT GAUVIN

84 years old

Dead

MERLYN N. GAUL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDMOND LEO GAMELIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD GEORGE

84 years old

Dead

NEWMAN CARLTON LANCASTER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT A. LANGWITH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLAIR DEANE LARSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLAIR DEANE LARSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALFRED A. LASITER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THOMAS E. LAWLOR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RANDLETT TOWNS LAWRENCE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLARENCE EUGENE LEECH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN PAULJACK LEPORTE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN R. LOFTUS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES L. LOHMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RALPH C. LONG

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES E. LONG

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN C. LUDINGTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT L. MASKE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT FRANCIS MASSIMI

87 years old

Dead

JULIO FRANCIS MASTROVITO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARRY A. MATTHEWS III

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES LENUS MCCLANE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANK WILEY MCCLANTOC

90 years old

Dead

ROBERT BOWEN MCCLURE JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES JOSEPH MCDONNELL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES J. MCDONOUGH

91 years old

Dead

HARRY HUSTON MCNAUGHTON JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALLEN MCNEILL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

D. LEWIS MILLER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DERRELL GLEN MILLER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES R. MILLER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBAIR FERRIS MOHRHARDT

86 years old

Dead

HOWARD R. MONTGOMERY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LOREN ROBERT MOORE

91 years old

Dead

THOMAS EDWARD MOORE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN RAYMOND MOORE

unknown age

Dead

RALPH WILLIAM MOORE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MICHAEL ROBERT MORAWEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT ALLEN LAMBERT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

THEODORE KROHMER

86 years old

Dead

RUSSELL WARREN KRIEGER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GILBERT DALE KOVENER

79 years old

Dead

EDWARD A. KNIGHTLY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

OLIVER T. KNICK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARVEY HENRY KLEE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BERNARD ROBERT KITZINGER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ARCHIBALD E. KING JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RALPH L. KIMMY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HENRY E. KESTER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

J. L. KEMS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD GEORGE KEDERSHA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GERALD T. KEARLEY

98 years old

Dead

MATTHEW JOSEPH PAGLISOTTI

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAKE ROBERT PAIR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GARY PARRIOTT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES LEON PARRISH JR.

92 years old

Dead

JAMES LEON PARRISH JR

85 years old

Dead

DONALD GLENN PATTERSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOSEPH PATTI

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOSEPH W. PAV

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM B. PEIRCE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARRY REYNOLDS PERRINE JR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN PETROUSKI

73 years old

Dead

DAVID MACK PIPES

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES RAY PITTMAN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BYRON PARK POLIN JR

84 years old

Dead

DONALD EDWIIN PRESCOTT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

PAUL HUBERT RAMSEY

77 years old

Dead

JOSEPH V. RECA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDWARD T. REYNOLDS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RAYMOND P. RICHENS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LEE F. ROBESON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALOYSIUS VINCENT ROBINSON JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES FRANCIS ROEMMEL

89 years old

Dead

EARL LEE ROGERS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GENE ROGERS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CARLTONJAMES ROPPE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES VICTOR ROWNEY

98 years old

Dead

ALFRED L. RUE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALLARD GUY RUSSELL

88 years old

Dead

JOHN C. SACHS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BASIL W. SAUNDERS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GERALD CLINTON SAWYER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ALBERT L. SAWYER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DANIEL JOSEPH SAWYER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MILTON HENRY SCHWARTZ

94 years old

Dead

MILTON HENRY SCHWARTZ

94 years old

Dead

PAUL D. SCOTT

84 years old

Dead

CHARLES HARVEY SELLS

22 years old

Dead

GEORGE A. SHURICK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOSEPH JAMES SIDLO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

IRVIN SWART JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES ROBERT SWEENEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES L. SYRETT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

NORRIS TACY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DEWEY ADDISON TARKINGTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD HAROLD TAYLOR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD HAROLD TAYLOR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARRY MAHLON THOMPSON

55 years old

Dead

RALPH RAYMOND THOMSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN PHILLIP TUDOR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALTER RAND TURNER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MAGRUDER HILL TUTTLE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT M. UNDERSINGER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANK S. URBANOWICZ

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GEORGE VAN DEURS

unknown age

Dead

HARPER ELLIOTT VANNESS JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EUGENE FRANCIS VERDERY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM EDWIN VOELKER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RAYMOND WILLIAM VOGEL JR

34 years old

Dead

ROBERT J. VOGEL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RAYMOND PETER WARD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES FREDERICK WARREN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES ROBERT WARRICK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN A. WARTH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CLARENCE COLLINS WATSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

CHARLES HENRY WECKER JR

83 years old

Dead

KARL CLINTON WEHR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

IRVIN SWART JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES ROBERT SWEENEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES L. SYRETT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

NORRIS TACY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DEWEY ADDISON TARKINGTON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RICHARD HAROLD TAYLOR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HARRY MAHLON THOMPSON

55 years old

Dead

RALPH RAYMOND THOMSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN PHILLIP TUDOR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EUGENE FRANCIS VERDERY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM EDWIN VOELKER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RAYMOND WILLIAM VOGEL JR

34 years old

Dead

ROBERT J. VOGEL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

STERLING SANFORD PADGETT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HAROLD A. OSGOOD JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WINFIELD SCOTT ORNDORFF JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT CHESTER OLSEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DANIEL EDWARD OGLETREE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES ROBINSON OGDEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOSEPH A. NUZIALE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDWIN ALLEN NIXON

unknown age

Dead

ROBERT A. NICHOLS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DONALD A. NEWELL SR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

SPENCER KELLOGG NEALE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALTER RONALD NAGEL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN G. NAASZ

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN MYERS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM RAYMOND MUELLER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

FRANK J. MORGAN JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN EDMOND WILSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

MATTHEW WILSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GEORGE ROBERT WOOD

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DAVID S. YOUNG

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LARRY R. ZABEL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JULIO ZACCAGNI

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LEONARD EDWARD ZAHM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LAWRENCE DANIEL ZAHM

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BILL D. WILLIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

NOLAN WIGGINS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GEORGE A. WHEELER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JOHN HENRY WEISS JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROGER C. WILKE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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