The USS Siboney (CVE-112/AKV-12) was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on April 1, 1944, and launched on November 9, the same year. It was commissioned on May 14, 1945, with the hull number CVE-112 under Capt. Stanhope Cotton Ring’s command and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on July 31, 1956. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1066 men on board and had its main missions in San Diego, Hawaii, Tokyo Bay, Hong Kong, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Saipan, and Japan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1970, and sold for scrapping to Union Minerals and Alloys Corps.
Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, repair, or maintenance. Long-term inhalation of asbestos fibers may result in scar-like tissue in the lungs and in the pleural membrane that surrounds the lung. If you were exposed to asbestos while in the Navy and this ultimately led to an asbestos-related diagnosis, you are eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.