USS Antietam

Information about asbestos exposure on the USS Antietam

USS Antietam (CVS 36) (ex-CVA 36) - Navy ASW Support Aircraft Carrier

Classification: ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) Support Aircraft Carrier

Status: Disposed of by Navy Sale

Fleet: Pacific/Atlantic/6th

Launch Date: 8/20/1944
Commission Date: 1/28/1945
Decommission Date: 5/8/1963

During World War II, USS Antietam spent a little more than three years in the Far East, specifically the Yellow Sea, however she did travel to Japan, the Philippines, and the Marianas during that time. During the Korean war, she served in one combat deployment, making four cruises with Task Force 77 off the coast of Korea. In between fighting assignments while she was in Yokosuka Japan, her air group carried out a number of missions in support of United Nations forces combating North Korean aggression, earning her two battle stars for service in the Korean conflict. The USS Antietam went on to become America's first angled-deck aircraft carrier. On two occasions she provided humanitarian services to victims of hurricane damage by transporting medical supplies, the first in September of 1962 in Texas after Hurricane Carla and the second in October of 1961 in Honduras after Hurricane Hattie.

Aircraft Carriers are war ships that are structured to deploy and recover aircraft. They are essentially traveling airbases that have been serving the Navy for one hundred years. These ships are very important to the Navy, and played a major role in World War II. Typically they are considered the capital ship of the fleet and are very expensive to build and maintain there are only twenty one currently operating throughout the world. Often called "floating cities" aircraft carries lack the fire power of other types of ships and are usually accompanied by several other ships in the fleet for protection. Unfortunately, while serving their country, these men were exposed to asbestos while on board aircraft carriers. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping aboard these vessels.

Anyone who served on an aircraft carrier should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.

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