A WAR veteran died from exposure to asbestos during his time in the military, an inquest heard.
He worked and even slept in ship engine rooms lagged with asbestos, the inquest was told.
He died on April 5.
Pathologist Dr Norman Carr told the inquest the pensioner’s lungs showed evidence of asbestos exposure, plus chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Southampton deputy coroner Gordon Denson recorded a verdict of death by industrial disease.