USS Pybus (CVE-34) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Pybus (CVE-34) was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on June 23, 1942, and launched on October 7, the same year. It was commissioned on May 31, 1943, as HMS Emperor with the hull number D-98 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for several months until it was decommissioned on August 6, 1943. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board and had its main missions in Normandy and southern France. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA on February 12, 1946, and sold for scrapping the same year to Patapsco Scrap Corporation in Baltimore.

Asbestos is a hazardous material. When disturbed, it may produce dust containing microscopic fibers. In addition to being the only known cause of asbestosis and mesothelioma, it can lead to other life-threatening conditions. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Pybus (CVE-34), you may be eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.

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Shipmates on USS Pybus (CVE-34)

O'Hern Vincent Dufour

Adam Charles Lewis

James Splas Nelson

Robert J. Nickel

Allen M. Patten

Joseph Maynard Wetherington