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.

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

thomas ralph abbott

roy abraham

mark h. adamshick

william c. aitken

eddie gordon anderson

philip shepard anselmo

michael shay battles

terence h. brown

james edward campbell ii

wayne leroy downing

vincent l. griffith