USS Wahoo (SS-238) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Wahoo (SS-238) was a Gato-class submarine assigned to the Pacific theatre. Laid down at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, the USS Wahoo (SS-238) was the first submarine to be named after this fish, which can be found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. The submarine was struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1943, after receiving the World War Two Victory Medal, a Navy Presidential Unit Citation, as well as 6 battle stars. Eventually, it was sunk by Japanese ships and aircraft in La Pérouse Strait.

When asbestos fibers are released into the air during maintenance, repair, or demolition work, they can enter the lungs and lead to life-changing conditions. If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. This financial compensation can give you access to the medical and support services you and your family require, and can help improve your overall quality of life.

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Shipmates on USS Wahoo (SS-238)

Floyd Roland Anders

Hosea Vann Atkinson

Arthur Irvin Bair

Charles Joseph Ballman

Jimmie Clark Berg

Chester Eugene Browning

William Wilson Burgan

William John Carr

James Edward Carter

Jack Earl Clough

Cecil Edward Garmon

Walter Oswald Galli

Oscar Finkelstein

Joseph Steve Erdey

Lynwood Norman Deaton

Richie Neale Henderson

Arthur Delno Lape

Duncan Calvin MacMillan

Ralph Oley Tyler

William Thomas White