The USS Dixie (AD-14) was a Dixie-class destroyer tender launched on May 27, 1939. It was commissioned on April 25, the following year under Comdr. G. H. Bahm’s command with the hull number AD-14 and served in the U.S. Navy for 42 years until it was decommissioned on June 15, 1982. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,262 people on board and had its main missions in Pearl Harbor, Norfolk, Espiritu Santo, Hong Kong, Sasebo and San Diego. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on the same day and sold for scrapping.
Throughout most of the 20th Century, asbestos - known as the “miracle mineral” was primarily employed on Navy ships as insulation and fire-retardant for piping, boilers, electrical fixtures, and other products. Veterans who were diagnosed with asbestos-related conditions may be eligible for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. To find out if you qualify, we can put you in touch with the right attorneys.