USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110) was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on February 7, 1944, and launched on September 26, the same year. It was commissioned on May 19, 1945, with the hull number CVE-110 under Capt. W. C. Holt’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on February 16, 1954. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1066 men on board and had its main missions in San Diego, Hawaii, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Saipan, and Japan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1961, and sold for scrapping to Revalorizacion de Materiales. Asbestos exposure is a leading cause of lung cancer, and it is estimated that lung cancer due to asbestos exposure results in 4,800 deaths per year. After asbestos exposure, it can take 10 – 40 years for asbestos-related lung cancer symptoms to manifest, so there may still be some health impact on former Navy personnel necessitating follow-up. If you have had prolonged exposure to asbestos and are diagnosed with lung cancer, it’s time to learn more about your legal rights.

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Shipmates on USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110)

lawrence l. barry

melvin a. carver

robert wayne depew

thomas ballard ellison

roderick c. huggan

thomas edward jerrier

henry peter marx

russell b. nichols

michael j. timothy