The USS Chauncey (DD-667), a Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy, was launched on 28 March 1943 by Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey; sponsored by Mrs. R. K. Anderson; and commissioned on 31 May 1943, Lieutenant Commander M. Van Metre in command. The ship screened and patrolled at Majuro and Kwajalein during the assault and occupation of the atolls, and in mid-March returned to the South Pacific. The USS Chauncey (DD-667) resumed her east coast and Caribbean operations until 14 May 1954, when it was decommissioned and placed in reserve. The ship received seven battle stars for World War II service, and two for Korean service. If you served in the Navy prior to 1980 and you suffer from an asbestos-related illness, you can pursue compensation from either the company that manufactured or installed an asbestos product or from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. We can put you directly in touch with the right attorneys that may be able to get you the compensation you deserve if you meet the eligibility criteria.