Cramp Shipbuilding Company Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Cramp Shipbuilding Company

Founded in 1830 by William Cramp, the shipyard was the finest iron shipbuilder of the late 19th century in America. Cramp Shipbuilding Company was located in Kensington, Philadelphia. In 1890, the shipyard built the battleships USS Indiana and USS Massachusetts, the armored cruiser USS New York, and the protected cruiser USS Columbia. These ships partook in the battle with the Spanish fleet in 1898 at Santiago de Cuba. However, the workers of Cramp Shipbuilding Company were heavily exposed to asbestos on the job, as the carcinogenic mineral was everywhere, particularly in the air they were breathing, as they had no protective gear. Asbestos is responsible for a wide range of life-threatening lung diseases, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma.


Cramp Shipbuilding Company and Asbestos Exposure Ships

USSĀ MiamiĀ (CL-89)

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USS Astoria (CL-90)

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USS Oklahoma City (CL-91/CLG-5/CG-5)

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USS Little Rock (CL-92/CLG-4/CG-4)

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USS Galveston (CL-93/CLG-3)

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USS Richmond (CL-9)

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USS Concord (CL-10)

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USS Trenton (CL-11)

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USS Marblehead (CL-12)

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USS Memphis (CL-13)

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USS Mississippi (BB-23)

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USS South Carolina (BB-26)

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USS Wyoming (BB-32)

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USS Aylwin (Destroyer No. 47/DD-47)

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USS Parker (Destroyer No. 48/DD-48)

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USS Benham (Destroyer No. 49/DD-49)

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USS Balch (Destroyer No. 50/DD-50)

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USS Conner (DD-72)

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USS Stockton (DD-73)

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USS Lancetfish (SS-296)

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USS Devilfish (SS-292)

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USS Dragonet (SS-293)

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USS Hackleback (SS-295)

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USS Ling (SS-297)

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USS Lionfish (SS-298)

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