The USS Castle (DD-720) was a Gearing-class destroyer laid down during World War II but never completed. It was to be named for Guy W. S. Castle - a United States Navy officer and Medal of Honor recipient. The ship was laid down on 11 July 1945 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Newark, New Jersey. The end of World War II in August 1945 resulted in the termination of the contract for her construction on 11 December 1945. Although the award of the contract was reinstated, work on Castle was suspended on 11 February 1946. Breathing in airborne asbestos fibers can result in a number of asbestos-related diseases and occur if you are exposed to asbestos that has been disturbed, damaged, removed improperly, or repaired. If you served in the U.S. Navy and you are concerned that you have been exposed to asbestos and have difficulty breathing, it is important to consult your doctor immediately. We can also help you by putting you in touch with a qualified and experienced lawyer, who can recover financial compensation from the VA and asbestos trust funds on your behalf.