The USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86) was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on November 23, 1943, and launched on February 19, the following year. It was commissioned on March 28, 1944, with the hull number CVE-86 under Capt. Robert G. Lockhart’s command and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on 27 July 1954. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1960, and sold for scrapping on August 30, 1960, to Eisenberg & Corporation in New York.
More than 300 asbestos products were used in U.S. Navy ships - naval records have proven this. Detailed war diaries and historical documents confirm that asbestos was used in the repair of all pipes, turbines, valves, pumps, condensers, gaskets, and boilers on ships. If you are a naval retiree who has developed lung cancer due to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to disability benefits through the VA, and you may be entitled to file a claim with an asbestos trust.