The USS Daly (DD-519) was a Fletcher-class destroyer laid down on April 29, 1942, and launched on October 24, the same year. It was commissioned on March 10, 1943, under Comdr. R. G. Visser’s command with the hull number DD-519, and it served in the US Navy for 17 years before it was decommissioned on May 2, 1960. It was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1974, and then sold for scrapping in 1976. For the service brought to the country during World War II, the USS Daly (DD-519) received 9 battle stars and another one for the Korean activity.
Asbestos was actively used by the U.S. Navy due to the abundance of the material and its heat resistance. Moreover, its fireproofing qualities made asbestos especially popular since vessels and submarines generally have large sections of their operating systems producing intense and constant high temperatures. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Daly (DD-519), you may be eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.