USS Tinian (CVE-123) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Tinian (CVE-123) was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on May 20, 1945, in Tacoma and launched on September 5, the same year. However, it was never commissioned but it was reclassified as an escort helicopter aircraft carrier. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1066 and had its main missions along with the USNS Yuma. Because the latter experienced a few technical problems, the two ships had to be rescued by USCGC Fir. On June 1, 1970, the USS Tinian (CVE-123) was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping the following year.

If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Tinian (CVE-123), make sure to see a doctor for a thorough examination. Your primary care physician may refer you to a doctor with specialized knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease that provides expert assistance to people exposed to asbestos. If you can provide evidence to link your recently diagnosed condition to asbestos exposure, you have the right to file an asbestos claim.

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Shipmates on USS Tinian (CVE-123)

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