The USS Boyle (DD-600) was a Benson-class destroyer launched on June 15, 1942. It was commissioned on August 15, the same year under Lt. Comdr. E. S. Karpe’s command with the hull number DD-600 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on March 29, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, North Africa, Fedhala, Naples, southern France, and Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on June 1, 1971, and sunken as a target in 1973. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Boyle received 4 battle stars.
Navy personnel who worked as machinist’s mates, boiler technicians, pipefitters, were exposed to asbestos while performing routine maintenance and repairs on the ship's gas turbine engines, propulsion systems, and auxiliary equipment. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Boyle (DD-600), and developed asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis, you may be eligible for a large amount of compensation.