The USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90/CVHA-1/LPH-6) was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on December 22, 1943, and launched on March 16, the following year. It was commissioned on April 21, 1944, with the hull number CVE-90 under Capt. Donald E. Wilcox’s command and served in the US Navy for 20 years until it was decommissioned on March 1, 1964. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1964, and sold for scrapping to Peck Iron & Metal Corporation. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Thetis Bay received 1 battle star.
Through extended daily use, asbestos-containing products onboard ships may become easily degraded and damage during battle. During any reasonably foreseeable use, these products may release asbestos fibers into the air where they can be inhaled or ingested. Once they are trapped in the body, these fibers can cause severe diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. You may have shortness of breath, cough, and chest pain, but it may take 10 to 40 years after exposure to asbestos for these symptoms to appear.