USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The second Saratoga ship, a Forrestal-class Aircraft Carrier with the hull number CV-60, was commissioned in 1956 and was being in active service for almost 40 years before being decommissioned in 1994. The ship measured 1,063 feet in length and carried over 5,500 men and between 70 and 90 aircraft. Although it was considered one of the "supercarriers" of the U.S. Navy, it received only one battle star.

Sadly, the veterans that served on the USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60) were likely exposed to asbestos, a very dangerous material that causes severe diseases. Spaces with the highest risk of asbestos exposure were the ones that were the least ventilated, thus, contained the highest concentration of asbestos, for instance: the engine rooms, boiler rooms, weapons, and ammunition storage, and even the storage rooms, mess halls, and sleeping quarters.

Everyone who served on the USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60) inhaled the asbestos fibers and is at risk for developing lung disease

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Shipmates on USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60)

THOMAS RALPH ABBOTT

unknown age

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MITCHELL DAVID ABOOD

unknown age

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ROY ABRAHAM

unknown age

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MARK H. ADAMSHICK

59 years old

Dead

WILLIAM C. AITKEN

81 years old

Alive

EDDIE GORDON ANDERSON

65 years old

Alive

PHILIP SHEPARD ANSELMO

80 years old

Alive

W. M. BARRETT

unknown age

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MICHAEL SHAY BATTLES

unknown age

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RICHARD PETER BORDONE

78 years old

Dead

TERENCE H. BROWN

66 years old

Alive

JAMES EDWARD CAMPBELL II

78 years old

Alive

JOHN JACOB DILLARD

79 years old

Dead

WAYNE LEROY DOWNING

86 years old

Alive

VINCENT L. GRIFFITH

unknown age

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