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Escort Carriers

The U.S. Navy Escort Carriers a smaller version of a standard Aircraft CarrierA smaller, lighter version of a standard Aircraft Carrier, Escort Carriers primary advantage was their cost and ease of construction. This allowed the U.S. Navy to send in these ships when otherwise faced with a lack of carriers. Typically, Escort Carriers were used to defend Ally Convoys against German U-Boats in WWII.

As they were mostly constructed and used during the Second World War, Escort Carriers were built with a significant amount of equipment made from or containing asbestos. Boilers, pumps, valves, turbines, and other steam propulsion equipment utilized the carcinogen, leaving those who worked in boiler and engine spaces at especially high risk of exposure.  Veterans who were exposed to asbestos in the line of duty are at risk of developing 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.