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Asbestos on Aircraft Carriers

Aircraft CarriersDuring wartime, Aircraft Carriers are some of the most strategically important tools in the U.S. Navy’s fleet. Acting as mobile airbases, these massive, flat-deck ships extend the reach of the military’s aerial power globally, providing a platform from which to launch airstrikes against nearly any target the world over. They are the largest warships ever built, reaching a maximum length of nearly 1,100 feet, and have the capacity to carry well over 3,000 sailors.

Aircraft Carriers built prior to the 1970s used asbestos in various equipment in the engine and boiler spaces, including turbines, boilers, pumps, electrical components, and valves. Gaskets and packing within the valves were also made from the mineral. This exposed countless sailors to unnecessary harm, many of whom are only now being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Veterans who served aboard any of the following ships may have been exposed in the line of duty, and have a right to seek compensation to cover the staggering medical costs associated with mesothelioma.

Belluck & Fox LLP is a nationally recognized law firm based in New York that represents veterans and merchant mariners with asbestos and mesothelioma claims. Belluck & Fox has won more than $500 million in compensation for its clients and their families. We can help you.

For a free case evaluation, contact the firm at 877-637-6843 or through the online contact form.


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Who we are and what we have done for Navy Vets

The New York lawyers of Belluck & Fox are nationally recognized for helping mesothelioma victims. We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for mesothelioma victims, including substantial compensation for Navy veterans and their families.

How we investigate your claim

Our attorneys obtain blueprints of your ship and records showing the asbestos products and equipment on the ship. We connect your disease to specific products made by manufacturers.