USS Wasp (CV-7) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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Stuff You Should Know

Being the only ship of its class, the Wasp-class Aircraft Carrier was built in Quincy, Massachusetts, with the hull number CV-7. It was commissioned in 1940, measured 688 feet in length and carried over 2,000 men on board and up to 100 aircraft. It was one of the first ships to be sent to fight when the war started. It was in active service for two years before being sunk by the Japanese forces. The veterans that served on the USS Wasp CV-7 are likely to have been exposed to asbestos, a common material to build vessel equipment like valves, pumps, turbines, or even electrical component. Despite its functionality, asbestos is very dangerous and, once inhaled, it causes lung cancer. Unfortunately, many of the people who were on board of this ship are now sick and suffer accordingly. They are entitled to sue the companies that provided the US Navy those products because they were well documented on the exposure risk and never mentioned anything about this.

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