USS Ulysses (ARB-9) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Ulysses (ARB-9) was an Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship laid down on November 2, 1944, and launched on December 2, the same year. It was commissioned on December 27, 1944, with the hull number ARB-9 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 28, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 260 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Saipan, Pearl Harbor, Charleston, Florida, Okinawa, San Francisco, Eniwetok, and Jacksonville. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to West Germany where it was renamed Odin (A512).

Navy ships were built with many asbestos-containing materials during a time when the extent of asbestos’s dangers was not known. Asbestos was found in large amounts in pipes, block insulation, boilers, pumps, valves, and engines of each ship. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Ulysses (ARB-9), you may be eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.

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Shipmates on USS Ulysses (ARB-9)

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