The USS Dashiell (DD-659), a Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy, was launched on 6 February 1943 by Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J., sponsored by Mrs. R. B. Dashiell, widow of Assistant Naval Constructor Dashiell; and commissioned on 20 March 1943, with Commander J. B. McLean in command. Between 1954 and 1959, the ship alternated four tours of duty with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean with local operations out of Newport and exercises in the Caribbean. It was decommissioned and placed in reserve on 29 April 1960; stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 December 1974; and sold for scrap on 21 September 1975. Asbestos fibers become trapped in the body and can eventually cause a buildup of scar tissue. Diseases that are associated with asbestos take a while to develop, and they can be difficult to diagnose until the later stages when there are fewer options for treatment. If you are a Navy veteran that served on the USS Dashiell (DD-659), and your health has been affected by a condition provoked by asbestos, get in touch with us by phone or online, as we can help you by putting you in touch with experienced attorneys that can get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.