The USS Arcadia (AD-23) was a Klondike-class destroyer tender laid down on March 6, 1944, and launched on November 19, the same year. It was commissioned on September 13, 1945, under Capt. James M. Connally’s command with the hull number AD-23 and served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 826 people on board and had its main missions in San Diego, Newport, Narragansett Bay, Naples, Cannes, Valencia, Palma, Barcelona, Lisbon, Piraeus, Istanbul, and Mayport. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1973, and sold for scrapping in 1974 to Levin Metals of San Jose in California. Many Navy veterans who are affected by asbestos exposure are hesitant to file claims because they do not wish to sue the military. Claims are not filed against the government or the U.S. Navy, instead, they are filed against the companies that have caused harm to you or your loved ones. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Arcadia (AD-23), a lawyer from a firm that specializes in asbestos litigation can help you recover the compensation you deserve.