The USS Chatelain (DE-149) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on January 25, 1943, and launched on April 21, the same year. It was commissioned on September 22, 1943, under Lt. Cmdr. J. L. Foley’s command as DE-149 and served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 14, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had its main missions in Texas, Derry, Charleston, Gibraltar, and Casablanca. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1973, and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Chatelain received 5 battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation. Extremely resistant to heat and flame, asbestos is an excellent insulator, and between World War II and the late-1970s was used as an insulator on the service pipes running through Navy ships. If you believe that you or a loved one is experiencing health issues as a result of exposure, our advice is to get in touch with an attorney who specializes in asbestos claims to help you gain compensation for asbestos exposure as soon as a diagnosis is confirmed.