The USS Compton (DD-705) was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on March 28, 1944, as DD-705 and launched on September 17, the same year. It was commissioned on November 4, 1944, under Commander R. O. Strange’s command and served in the US Navy for 28 years until it was decommissioned on September 17, 1972. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Okinawa, Leyte, Guam, Sagami Wan, Tokyo Bay, Newport or Guantanamo Bay. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Compton (DD-705) received one battle star.
Aircraft carriers, submarines, destroyers, tankers, freighters, and cargo ships were just some of the kinds of ships with components that used asbestos for insulating boilers, high-pressure steam pipes, and for packing materials used in pipes, machinery, and more. If you have been exposed to asbestos during your military service, and developed mesothelioma, lung cancer, or cancer in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or chest cavity, you may be eligible to file an asbestos compensation claim.