Mesothelioma and Navy Veterans


More than any other service member, Navy are at a high risk of suffering the consequences of asbestos exposure. The deadly material was frequently used throughout ships and in shipyards, where service members worked in tight quarters and breathed in microscopic asbestos fibers without knowing the danger they were in.

Although the Navy stopped using asbestos products in the mid-1970s, the damage had already been done for many veterans. Now, decades later, veterans are developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases that could ─ and should ─ have been prevented.

Our Attorneys Stand Up for Those Who Stood Strong for Our Country

The dedicated mesothelioma attorneys at Belluck & Fox are nationally recognized for holding asbestos companies responsible for the harm they caused Navy veterans.

Our firm is focused on asbestos claims, and it shows we have secured more than $1 billion for asbestos victims and their loved ones over the years.

Contact us now to schedule a free case consultation. Within 24 hours, one of the partners in our firm will contact you personally to talk about your case.

What Navy Veterans Can Expect from Our Firm

When you enlist the help of our skilled asbestos attorneys, you can expect that we will get to work on your claim for compensation right away. We know you don’t have time to waste, and we have the experience and the resources necessary to build a strong claim as quickly as possible. This will include:

  • Discussing your work history in detail, including anything you remember about your assignments while in the service
  • Digging up ship blueprints and specific equipment records from the Naval Archives
  • Identifying the asbestos products that you were exposed to and the companies that made or sold them to the Navy
  • Tracking down former shipmates through muster rolls and ship reunion committees so we can discuss what they remember about asbestos exposure
  • Documenting your illness to determine the full extent of the damages you have suffered
  • Putting all the pieces together to demand maximum compensation for you

You should know that you will not be suing the Navy for your asbestos exposure. Rather, the companies that manufactured and marketed these dangerous asbestos products are the ones that should be held responsible.

With a vast database of asbestos research and extensive experience handling these complex claims, the skilled legal team at Belluck & Fox has earned a national reputation for its success in fighting for the rights of Navy veterans.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, contact us today to talk about what our firm can do for you.

Compensation Is Available for Navy Veterans with Mesothelioma

NYC Navy Veterans - Belluck _ Fox LLPNavy veterans who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma or lung cancer should seek legal help as soon as possible to discuss the types of compensation that may be available. The knowledgeable New York asbestos lawyers at Belluck & Fox will evaluate your claim for free and go over your options for moving forward.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, our team may pursue compensation for:

  • Medical bills, including any costs you have already incurred and expenses you will have as you continue to battle your disease
  • Lost income, including reduced earning capacity if you had to stop working due to your illness
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages, which may be used to punish asbestos companies that showed extreme misconduct

At Belluck & Fox, we also have a VA-certified lawyer on staff to help clients file for disability benefits, at no cost to you.

Call or fill out our online form to schedule your free initial consultation, and let us get started on your claim today.

Navy Asbestos Exposure on Duty

Some of the military occupational specialties that have been deemed most at risk of asbestos exposure include:

  • Boatswain’s mate
  • Boilerman, boiler tender, boilermaker, and water tender
  • Damage controlman
  • Electrician’s mate
  • Engineman
  • Fireman
  • Gunner’s mate
  • Hull maintenance technician
  • Instrumentman
  • Machinist’s mate
  • Painter
  • Pipefitter
  • Shipfitter
  • Sonarman and sonar technician
  • Soundman
  • Utilitiesman


Asbestos Exposure on Navy Ships

navy ships asbestos exposureAsbestos was commonly used on Navy ships in equipment such as boilers, turbines, pumps, valves, and electrical components. Veterans who worked in engine rooms and boiler spaces faced the highest levels of exposure. However, asbestos exposure could have happened almost anywhere on a ship.

Ship Name


  • SS African Endeavor
  • SS African Enterprise
  • SS African Lightning
  • SS African Patriot
  • SS African Star
  • SS American Traveler
  • USS Albert T Harris
  • USS Alden
  • USS Ammen
  • USS Amphion
  • USS Arcadia
  • USS Atka
  • USS Ault


  • USS Bates
  • USS Bearss
  • USS Benner
  • USS Bennington
  • USS Bolster
  • USS Bon Homme Richard
  • USS Bremerton
  • USS Bullard
  • USS Bushnell


  • SS Constitution
  • USS Cabot
  • USS Caloosahatchee
  • USS Canberra
  • USS Canisteo
  • USS Capella
  • USS Capricornus
  • USS Carbonero
  • USS Carpellotti
  • USS Carter Hall
  • USS Cassin Young
  • USS Castinghead
  • USS Cavalla
  • USS Chandeleur
  • USS Charles R Ware
  • USS Chester T O’Brien
  • USS Chikaskia
  • USS Comet
  • USS Comfort
  • USS Concord
  • USS Coral Sea
  • USS Corregidor
  • USS Crescent City
  • USS Cutlass


  • SS David Hewes
  • USS Dace
  • USS Dealey
  • USS Delta
  • USS Dionysus
  • USS Dogfish


  • USS English
  • USS Essex



  • USS Faragut
  • USS Fargo
  • USS Flasher
  • USS Floyd B Parks
  • USS Franklin
  • USS Franklin D Roosevelt
  • USS Fred T Berry
  • USS Fremont
  • USS Furse


  • USS General Harry Taylor
  • USS General HW Butner
  • USS General HW Butner
  • USS General RM Blatchford
  • USS General Simon B Buckner
  • USS Gentry
  • USS Glacier
  • USS Glennon
  • USS Great Sitkin
  • USS Guadalcanal


  • SS Henry St. G Tucker
  • USS Hale
  • USS Halibut
  • USS Hammerhead
  • USS Haynsworth
  • USS Henley
  • USS Higbee
  • USS Hobson
  • USS Hoel
  • USS Hornet
  • USS Huntsville


  • USS Interpreter
  • USS Iowa



  • SS John W Brown
  • USS J Douglas Blackwood
  • USS Jack
  • USS James C Owens
  • USS John Adams
  • USS John R Pierce
  • USS Joseph P Kennedy


  • USS Kermit Roosevelt
  • USS Klondike
  • USS Kyne




  • SS Lynn Victory
  • USS Lake Champlain
  • USS LCT 829
  • USS Leonard F Mason
  • USS Leyte
  • USS Ling
  • USS Lowry
  • USS LST-1000
  • USS LST-1027
  • USS LST-1097
  • USS LST-287
  • USS LST-510
  • USS LST-569


  • SS Mission Santa Cruz
  • SS Mobile Aero
  • SS Mormacglen
  • SS Mormaclynx
  • USCGC Minnetonka
  • USS Maloy
  • USS Marblehead
  • USS Massey
  • USS Mindoro
  • USS Minneapolis
  • USS Missouri
  • USS Mount Vernon
  • USS Murray
  • USS Myles C Fox


  • USS Nautilus
  • USS Nautilus
  • USS Neptune
  • USS New Jersey
  • USS New York
  • USS Niblack
  • USS Norris


  • USS O’Brien
  • USS Okinawa
  • USS Oriskany
  • USS Osberg
  • USS Otterstetter


  • SS President Adams
  • SS President Johnson
  • USS Pasadena
  • USS Paul Revere
  • USS Peterson
  • USS Philadelphia
  • USS Plunkett


  • SS Richard S Ewell
  • USS Randolph
  • USS Ranger
  • USS Reina Mercedes
  • USS Rhea
  • USS Robert H McCard
  • USS Roncador
  • USS Ruchamkin


  • SS Santa Clara
  • USS Sablefish
  • USS Sacandaga
  • USS San Francisco
  • USS Sandoval
  • USS Santa Barbara
  • USS Saratoga
  • USS Sargo
  • USS Saufley
  • USS Savannah
  • USS Sellers
  • USS Semmes
  • USS Shangri-La
  • USS Shark
  • USS Solace
  • USS Southerland
  • USS Springfield
  • USS St. Louis
  • USS Stickell
  • USS Strong
  • USS Swanson


  • SS The State of Maine
  • USS Talbot County
  • USS Tanner
  • USS Tarawa
  • USS Tattanal
  • USS Tennessee
  • USS T