The USS Denebola (AD-12) was an Altair-class destroyer tender launched on April 19, 1919. It was commissioned on November 28, 1921, under Comdr. J F. Daniels’ command with the hull number AD-12 and served in the U.S. Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on April 10, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 481 people on board and had its main missions in Philadelphia, Norfolk, Bizerte, Tunis, Azores, and Baltimore. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Denebola received one battle star. Because of its fire-retardant and insulating properties, asbestos use was widespread throughout the U.S. Navy until the 1970s. Ship interiors contained many asbestos products, exposing Navy personnel who worked as machinist’s mates, boiler technicians, or pipefitters. You can be affected by asbestos even if your exposure was minimal. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Denebola (AD-12), then you may be able to receive compensation for your medical expenses, pain, and emotional distress.