USS Bagley (DD-386) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Bagley (DD-386) was a Bagley-class destroyer laid down on July 31, 1935, and launched on September 3, 1936. It was commissioned on June 12, the following year under Lt. Comdr. Earl W. Morris’ command with the hull number DD-386 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned in June 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 251 people on board and had its main missions in Oahu, Pearl Harbor, Fiji, Guadalcanal, New Zealand, the Marshalls, and San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on February 25, 1947, and sold for scrapping the same year to Moore Dry Dock Company in Oakland. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Bagley (DD-386) received 12 battle stars. Asbestos products have been used on a large scale on Navy ships built from the 1930s to the 1970s. Due to a long latency period, the symptoms for an asbestos-related disease may take 10 to 40 years to show up and when they do, because of their similarity with other less serious conditions, the patients are often misdiagnosed, which is why an examination by a medical team experienced in asbestos-related diseases is extremely important.

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Shipmates on USS Bagley (DD-386)

edwin foster arthur

a. newton bartley

james pagaud coleman

elmer charles everett

james h. gilligan

edward thomas grace

joseph edward lavoie

lewis w. perdue

william e. manduka

frederick warren purdy

robert d. rinesmith

john anthony sabinski

william henry shea

george angus sinclair

jack tukdarian

william zarkas