USS Oriskany

Information about asbestos exposure on the USS Oriskany

USS Oriskany (CV 34) - Navy Aircraft Carrier

Classification: Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier

Status: Disposed of by Donation for use as Artificial Reefing

Fleet: 6th/Pacific/7th

Launch Date: 10/13/1945
Commission Date: 9/25/1950
Decommission Date: 9/30/1976

The USS Oriskany served in Korea and on several combat tours during the Vietnam Conflict. In 1966, a tragic fire in her forward compartments killed 44 servicemen. She received two battle stars for her service in the Korean War and five battle stars for service in the Vietnam War. The USS Oriskany was sunk off the coast of Florida as an artificial reef.

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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