Having received a Presidential Unit Citation for the 3 war patrols it successfully completed and a series of other awards, such as the National Defense Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal, the USS Tinosa was sponsored by Mrs. Katharine Shanks Malloy, wife of Captain William E. Malloy. It was commissioned in 1943 and named after a large ocean fish which can be found in the offshore waters of the tropical areas of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. However, asbestos was lurking on the ship during the time it was active, which represented a tremendous health hazard to the people who were serving on the USS Tinosa. Therefore, we advise veterans who were present on this vessel to pay close attention to symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain and fatigue, as they may indicate the development of a serious illness such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. In 1958, the submarine was struck from the Naval Vessel Register and subsequently scuttled off Hawaii 2 years later.