USS Columbus

Information about asbestos exposure on the USS Columbus

USS Columbus (CG 12) (ex-CA 74) - Guided Missile Cruiser

Classification: Baltimore Class Guided Missile Cruiser

Status: Disposed of by Navy Sale

Fleet: Atlantic/Pacific

Launch Date: 11/30/1944
Commision Date: 6/8/1945
Decommision Date: 1/31/1975

Since the USS Columbus was commissioned too late for combat in World War II, she performed post war occupation duty in the Far East and participated in Operation "Road's End." The operation consisted of sinking twenty-four Japanese submarines captured at the end of the war, including I-58, the submarine credited for sinking the American Cruiser Indianapolis in the last days of the war. She spent the majority of her time in the Western Pacific and Mediterranean.

Guided Missile Cruisers are warships that fall under the general category of Cruisers. Currently, only three nations (United States, Russia, and Peru) operate cruisers. Cruisers are built to carry out sea raids and to provide protection to other ships in the fleet. They are smaller than battleships but larger than destroyers. Unfortunately men on all types of cruisers were exposed to asbestos while aboard these vessels. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping.

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

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