The USS Craven (DD-70) was a Caldwell-class destroyer laid down on November 20, 1917, and launched on June 29, the following year. It was commissioned on October 19, 1918, with the hull number DD-70 and served in the US Navy for 22 years until it was decommissioned on October 23, 1940. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 146 people on board and had its main missions in the Caribbean, New York, Charleston, Hampton Roads and Newport. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to the UK where it was renamed HMS Lewes.
Navy veterans are at high risk of developing asbestosis - an irreversible lung condition caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease that typically develops at least 20–30 years after you have breathed in a considerable amount of asbestos dust. Typical symptoms of asbestosis include dry cough, pain in the chest and progressive breathlessness. If you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Craven (DD-70) have been diagnosed with asbestosis, you may be able to claim compensation.