The USS Dobbin (AD-3) was a Dobbin-class destroyer tender laid down on December 16, 1932, and launched on May 5, 1921. It was commissioned on July 23, 1924, with the hull number AD-3 and served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years until it was decommissioned on September 27, 1946. During its activities, the ship had its main missions in Guantanamo Bay, Newport, Hampton Roads, Panama Canal, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Sydney, and New Guinea. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Dobbin received one battle star.
Asbestos provided solid structural insulation, high mechanical resistance, flexibility, and thermal stability. Manufacturing companies and the shipbuilding industry, in particular, began using asbestos in large quantities when these benefits become known. If either you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a lung disease due to asbestos exposure, you can recover compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.