USS Coffman (DE-191) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Coffman (DE-191) was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on September 9, 1943, and launched on November 28, the same year. It was commissioned on December 27, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. W. H. Putnam’s command with the hull number DE-191 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had its main missions in Bizerte, Casablanca, Iceland, Rhode Island, and Virginia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck on July 1, 1972, and sold for scrapping the following year. Being a very good insulation material, and because of its affordability, tensile strength, and high resistance to chemical damage, asbestos was highly used throughout the Navy vessels. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition, we are here to help you through this difficult time. With us, you’ll find a law firm with strong past performance in all types of asbestos claims, a firm that consistently delivers meaningful compensation to families nationwide.

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Shipmates on USS Coffman (DE-191)