Common Locations Of Asbestos On Navy Ships | Shrader Law
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Over the next several weeks, we’ll explore some of the key topics of interest for veterans of the military regarding exposure to asbestos and the possible consequences to their health and finances that can result from the exposure.

Veterans at risk for potentially fatal levels of asbestos exposure typically are those who served between the years of the First World War and Vietnam. Those individuals were not made aware of the risks to their well-being at their time of service, and some may not even be aware of them now. The purpose of these next several articles is to educate and inform those who may have been affected by toxic levels of asbestos about their medical, legal and financial options in the years following exposure.

More information about the risks and consequences of asbestos exposure for veterans of the U.S. Military, including a free consultation of your possible case against those responsible for exposing you to a known dangerous carcinogen, you can contact Shrader Law and Associates, LLP directly anytime of the day TOLL-FREE at 1-877-637-6347.


As we’ve discussed in previous installments of this series, asbestos on navy ships could be found in virtually every part of any U.S. Military-constructed vessel that was commissioned between the mid- to late-1930s and early 1970s. More than 300 total asbestos-containing products were routinely used to build very variety of military vessel during these combat-laden years, resulting in the exposure of thousands upon thousands of navy veterans. American as well as international shipyard workers-both military and civilian-are known to be among the most affected by asbestos-related illnesses directly caused by occupational contact with asbestos on navy ships.

The following sections further detail specific known locations of shipyard asbestos, as well as the different vessels (and onboard materials) that likely contained asbestos during those decades of peak exposure.

Types of Vessels Containing Asbestos

  • Aircraft carriers
  • Assault ships
  • Cargo Ships
  • Cruisers
  • Destroyers
  • Hospital ships
  • Patrol ships
  • Oilers
  • Repair ships
  • Submarines
  • Tankers
  • Tenders
  • Transport ships
  • Tugboats

Onboard Structures Commonly Made from Asbestos on Navy Ships

  • Brake pads and linings
  • Cables
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Clutch pads
  • Flooring tiles
  • Gages
  • Gaskets
  • Insulation materials
  • Pipe-lining materials
  • Valves

Private U.S. Shipyards and Naval Bases with High Rates of Asbestos Exposure

  • Todd Shipyard
  • Lockheed Shipyard
  • Associated Shipbuilders Inc.
  • Richmond Shipyards
  • Orange Shipbuilding Co.
  • Oregon Shipbuilding Co.
  • American Shipbuilding
  • Federal Shipbuilding
  • New York Shipbuilding
  • Portland Ship Repair Yard
  • Masco Shipyard
  • Houston Shipyards
  • American Bridge Shipyard
  • Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
  • Newport Naval Yard
  • Tongue Point Naval Shipyard
  • Newport Naval Shipyard