Defoe Shipbuilding Company
The Defoe Shipbuilding Company was founded in 1905 in Bay City, Michigan. The company had its beginnings building fishing boats but when the gas engine came into use shortly after 1905, Defoe began building pleasure craft. A dozen years later, the company began accepting U.S. military contracts, first building torpedo chasers and steam mine-chasers during World War I, and later constructing ice cutters for the Coast Guard, and PC boats, tugs, minesweepers, and destroyer escorts during World War II. After the war, Defoe continued receiving naval contracts for landing craft. The company folded in 1976.
Employees at Defoe were continuously exposed to asbestos during the shipbuilding procedure. Those at highest risk of asbestos-related diseases, such as Mesothelioma, include pipe fitters, insulators, plumbers, electricians, shipfitters, boilermen, and machinists.
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