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Merchant Marine Veterans


Merchant Marine Veterans and Mesothelioma

Merchant Marine ships were built with the same asbestos-containing products and materials as the Navy. Thousands of Merchant Marine ships were in service from 1930 to 1950. More than 6,000 Merchant Marine ships were built and used by the U.S. Navy to deliver troops, munition, and supplies.

Merchant marine ships are civilian ships used by the Navy to carry cargo to U.S. ports during peacetime. In wartime, Merchant Marine ships are responsible for transporting supplies and troops for the U.S. military.

Merchant marine ships included tankers, hospital ships, troop transport ships and liberty ships and about 100,000 personnel worked and lived on these ships.

Merchant Marine ships contained more than 300 asbestos-containing products and materials that were used regularly in the constructions of vessels until 1980. Thousands of military veterans served on U. S. Navy ships with the peak exposure years from 1940-1980. 

There are approximately 25 million veterans in the United States. Veterans exposed to asbestos are at risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The latency period for asbestos cancer can be 10-50 years after your initial exposure. 

1 out of 3 veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.

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Merchant Marine Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos products onboard ships included insulation, pipes, boilers, cement, sealers, gaskets, cables, tubes, valves, electrical fixtures, wiring, pumps, decking, paints, non-skid flooring, and in bulk headwalls, ship hulls, mess halls, engine rooms, navigation rooms, and sleeping quarters.

Merchant Marines most at risk include boilermakers, electrician's mates, enginemen, demolition workers, machinist mates, mechanics, metalsmiths, repairmen, pipefitters, ship fitters, technicians, welders, and civilian contractors.

Asbestos Products used by the Merchant Marines

Merchant Marines and Asbestos Products

Acoustic Tile Products      

Adhesive Products      

Asbestos Sheets      

Asbestos Suits     

Asbestos-Containing   Parts      

Asphalt Plastic Cement      


Boiler Products      

Brake Products      

Bulkhead Systems      

Cable & Wiring      


Caulking Products      

Ceiling Tiles      


Chalk Boards      


Communication Systems      

Concrete Additives     

Concrete Foundations      

Cooling Towers      

Cork Board Products      

Deck Covering Products      

Drywall Products      

Duct Products      

Electrical Equipment      

Engine Parts      



Fire Resistant Clothes     

Fireproofing Products     


Flooring Products      

Gas Masks      

Gasket Products      



Grinding Products      

Gun Mounts      

Heat Shields      

Heating Systems     

Hosing Products      

Hot Water Pipes & Tanks      


HVAC Systems     

Hydraulic Systems     


insulating Products      

Joint Compounds      



Mortar Products     

Packing Materials      

Paint Products      

Paneling Products     

Pipe Products     

Plumbing Systems      

Propeller Assemblies      



Roofing Tar & Materials     

Sealants, Sealers      

Smoke Screen Generators      

Sound Dampening Materials

Soundproofing Panels      

Steam Products

Stucco Products

Surfacing Materials      




Valve Products     

Wall Insulation      

Welding Rods    

Merchant Marine Ships & Asbestos Exposure

Merchant Marine Ships

USNS Albert M Boe – [T-AKV-6]

USNS Cardinal O\’Connell – [T-AKV-7]

USNS LT. James E. Robinson – [T-AKV-3]

USNS Pvt Joseph F. Merrell – [T-AKV-4]

USNS Sgt Jack J. Pendelton – [T-AKV-5]

USS Badoeng Strait – [AKV-16]

USS Bairoko – [AKV-15]

USS Block Island – [AKV-38]

USS Bougainville – [AKV-35]

USS Breton – [AKV-42]

USS Cape Gloucester – [AKV-9]

USS Card – [AKV-40]

USS Commencement Bay – [AKV-37]

USS Core – [AKV-41]

USS Croatan – [AKV-43]

USS Gilbert Islands – [AKV-39]

USS Hammondsport – [AKV-2]

USS Hoggatt Bay – [AKV-25]

USS Hollandia – [AKV-33]

USS Kadashan Bay – [AKV-26]

USS Kitty Hawk – [AKV-1]

USS Kula Gulf – [AKV-8]

USS Kwajalein – [AKV-34]

USS Lunga Point – [AKV-32]

USS Marcus Island – [AKV-27]

USS Matanikau – [AKV-36]

USS Mindoro – [AKV-20]

USS Nehenta Bay – [AKV-24]

USS Palau – [AKV-22]

USS Point Cruz – [AKV-19]

USS Puget Sound – [AKV-13]

USS Rabaul – [AKV-21]

USS Rendova – [AKV-14]

USS Rudyerd Bay – [AKV-29]

USS Saidor – [AKV-17]

USS Salerno Bay – [AKV-10]

USS Savo Island – [AKV-28]

USS Siboney – [AKV-12]

USS Sicily – [AKV-18]

USS Sitkoh Bay – [AKV-30]

USS Takanis Bay – [AKV-31]

USS Tinian – [AKV-23]

USS Vella Gulf – [AKV-11]

5-Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

Statutes of Limitations is the time a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit. 

The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.

The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma begins when a person is either diagnosed or dies, not the date of their exposure.

An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.

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List of Duties - Army Asbestos Exposure

Assembling,  Binding,  Buffing,  Changing,  Chipping,  Cleaning,  Coating,  Covering,  Crushing,  Cutting,  Demonstrating,  Designing,  Developing,  Digging,  Dismantling,  Drilling,  Examining,  Filling,  Fitting,  Fixing,  Folding,  Measuring,  Mixing,  Modifying,  Mounting,  Moving,  Observing,  Operating,  Overhauling,  Packaging,  Grinding,  Helping,  Inserting,  Inspecting,  Instructing,  Investigating,  Laboring,  Lining,  Loading,  Painting,  Piling,  Pouring,  Prepping,  Pressing,  Processing,  Pumping,  Removing,  Repairing,  Replacing,  Sealing,  Servicing,  Setting,  Sorting,  Spinning,  Spraying,  Stacking,  Stamping,  Stripping,  Supervising,  Testing,  Training,  Trimming,  Troubleshooting,  Twisting,  Unloading,  Washing,  Weighing,  Welding, Winding,  Wiring,  Working,  Wrapping   

30 Billion in Asbestos Trust Funds!


Veterans Mesothelioma Diagnosis & Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos manufacturers of products and materials have admitted fault and set up trust funds to compensate workers for their asbestos exposure. There are more than 30 billion dollars in asbestos trust funds for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. If you know someone who has Mesothelioma, contact us to learn more about your legal rights for asbestos compensation.

Veterans diagnosed with  Mesothelioma have legal rights and may be eligible to recover compensation from negligent asbestos companies and asbestos trust funds. Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.

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Veterans and Mesothelioma

Navy Mesothelioma

Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Navy veterans account for 16 percent of all asbestos-related lung diseases.

Air Force Mesothelioma

Air Force Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos materials were used to build aircraft and construct Air Force bases.

Army Mesothelioma

Army Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos was used in thousands of Army vehicles, brakes, gaskets and insulation.

Coast Guard Mesothelioma

USCG Coast Guard Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

The Coast Guard used the same asbestos-containing equipment as the Navy.

U. S. Marines Mesothelioma

US Marines Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

American Cancer Society report - Asbestos was found in old Marine Corps barracks.

Retired Veterans

REtired Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

There are 21.5 million living veterans that served in the U. S. military forces.

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Why You Need a Lawyer

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About 600,000 victims have filed claims for damage from their asbestos exposure. 

Mesothelioma Settlements

Mesothelioma Settlement Lawsuits

Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.

Statute of Limitations

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

Each state has a strict statute of limitations to file your asbestos lawsuit.

Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos Trust Fund Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.

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Mesothelioma Medical Information

Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

Mesothelioma Diagnosed Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Mesothelioma primarily diagnosed in Veterans between the ages of 55-75 

Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma Treatment

The 3 main treatments for Mesothelioma are: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma Symptoms

90% of Mesothelioma patients reported shortness of breath as their first symptom.

Secondhand Exposure

Secondhand Exposure Mesothelioma Asbestos Cancer

Diagnosed Mesothelioma rates are higher among spouses of asbestos workers.

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

Life expectancy for a mesothelioma patient is 12 – 21 months after diagnosis.

Asbestos Lung Cancer

Asbestos Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

There is about 15,000 Asbestos-related cancers diagnosed each year in U. S.