USS Bridget (DE-1024) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Bridget (DE-1024) was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on September 19, 1955, and launched on April 25, 1956. It was commissioned on October 24, 1957, with the hull number DE-1024, and served in the U.S. Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned in September 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 170 people on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 12, 1973, and, later, it was sold for scrapping.

Between World War II and the late-1970s, asbestos use greatly expanded as the asbestos manufacturing companies helped write specifications for products on U.S. Navy ships. This caused hundreds of thousands of shipyard workers and Navy personnel to be unknowingly exposed to dangerous asbestos dust in the cutting and manipulation of insulation products. As a result, many of these men and women developed asbestos-related illnesses decades later.

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Shipmates on USS Bridget (DE-1024)

george earl anderson

worth harrington bagley

fred wilkin bailey

lewis raymond britton

richard garner buchanan

jeffrey c. greenleaf

jerry joe hagan

lonnie william hurt

ray l. hyatt jr

james e. novatney

eugene j. reiher

stewart a. ring

conrad jonathan rorie

raymond henry scheerer

robert haven storey

jimmie herman thornhill jr

james edker tucker