The USS Aaron Ward (DD-483), a Gleaves-class destroyer in the service of the United States Navy, was laid down on 11 February 1941 at Kearny, New Jersey by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company and launched on 22 November 1941, sponsored by Miss Hilda Ward, the daughter of the late Admiral Ward. The ship was commissioned on 4 March 1942 with Commander Orville F. Gregor in command. Assigned to escort duties, the ship convoyed Cimarron to Nouméa. Exposure to asbestos may cause serious illnesses and various types of cancer later in life. To explore the possibility of compensation for your exposure to asbestos and your resulting physical suffering, we put you in touch with a skilled legal professional who may be able to get you the money you deserve for your pain and suffering. With his/her support, you can relieve some of the financial burdens of your situation, allowing you time to focus on your health.