The USS Conner (DD-582), a Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy, was launched on 18 July 1942 by the Boston Navy Yard, sponsored by Miss T.L. Conner; and commissioned on 8 June 1943, with Lieutenant Commander W. E. Kaitner in command. The ship participated in the Marshall's attacks between January 23 and February 26, 1944. In February, it screened carriers during airstrikes on Kwajalein and Majuro, as well as attacks on Truk and the Marianas. It escorted a convoy to Pearl Harbor between February 28 and March 20, then rejoined the carriers for the attacks on the Palaus, Yap, Ulithi, and Woleai from March 30 to April 1. The use of asbestos in the Navy was due to the mineral's physical and chemical qualities, such as heat and fire resistance, as well as its durability and affordability. If you served aboard the USS Conner (DD-582), and your health was harmed by an asbestos-related illness, you may be eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA disability claims. Give us a call, and we can help you by connecting you with knowledgeable lawyers who can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.