USS Benham (Destroyer No. 49/DD-49) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Benham (Destroyer No. 49/DD-49) was an Aylwin-class destroyer laid down on March 14, 1912, and launched on March 22, the following year. It was commissioned on January 20, 1914, with the hull number DD-49 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on July 7, 1922. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 101 people on board and had its main missions in Newport, Long Island, Queenstown, the West Indies, Norfolk, and the Azores. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on March 8, 1935, and sold for scrapping the same year.

Because it can take many years for asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and pleural thickening to develop, many veterans don’t discover their asbestos exposure until decades after their service has ended. If you are one of these veterans, you have the right to apply for benefits from the VA. When you seek the help of an expert, you are much more likely to receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

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Shipmates on USS Benham (Destroyer No. 49/DD-49)