USS Denebola (AD-12) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

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.

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Shipmates on USS Denebola (AD-12)

Harold H. Anderson

John W. Bartholomeo

Clifton Lee Bradley

Jesus Pedro Cepeda

Eugene Victor Copeland

Joseph Francis Daniels

Delbert Owen Dennis

Arthur F. Durivage Jr.

Robert George Finney

Joseph W. Foti

Francis George Gaumond

James William Glisan

William Hampton Grady

Keith Hairfield

W. Peter Holeman

Charles Stewart Keenan

William H. Marvel

Ralph Eldon Newsom

Eiliv M. Norvik

Ostell Morris Odom

Ralph F. Peckler

Leo F. Seelig

Argo Angelo Terreri

Merton Edward Ventulett

Raymond E. York

Richard H.D. Piasecki

Peter Paul Olarin