USS Bull (DE-693/APD-78) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Bull (DE-693/APD-78) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on December 15, 1942, and launched on March 23, the same year. It was commissioned on August 12, 1943, under Lt. D. W. Farnham’s command with the hull number DE-693 and served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on June 3, 1947. Meanwhile, the ship was reclassified as APD-78. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 186 men on board and it had its main missions in Boston, Derry, Norfolk, Belfast, Ulithi, Palau Islands, Eniwetok, Maine, and San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 15, 1966. One month later, on July 12, the ship was sold to Taiwan where it was renamed ROCS Lu Shan (PF-36). The inhalation of asbestos fibers can result in several asbestos-related diseases that don’t reveal their symptoms until years later. When inhaled, these microscopic fibers accumulate within the lungs and cause scarring and inflammation. If you are suffering from an asbestos-related disease, we highly recommend you file an asbestos claim so you don’t have to worry about medical and treatment costs.

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Shipmates on USS Bull (DE-693/APD-78)

george edward arthur

florian frank jakubiec

william ellis nichols

harold d. spears

joseph gerard wingerter

norman hale lennon