USS Drexler (DD-741) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Drexler (DD-741) was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on April 24, 1944, and launched on September 3, the same year. It was commissioned on November 14, 1944, under Comdr. Ronald Lee Wilson’s command with the hull number DD-741 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk by a kamikaze on May 28, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 357 people on board and had its main missions in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Guadalcanal, Ulithi, and San Diego. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Drexler received 1 battle star. Navy personnel who had to work in confined, poorly ventilated quarters, had the highest risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you served on board the USS Drexler (DD-741) and worked directly with boilers, you’re also at high-risk due to the asbestos that was used to insulate and protect boilers and boiler rooms. If you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Drexler (DD-741) you can seek to obtain compensation for asbestos exposure through the VA Disability Compensation Program, the VA Health Care System or filing a legal claim against asbestos companies.

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Shipmates on USS Drexler (DD-741)

Kenneth Leroy Boyer

Lloyd G. Brantley

Anthony P. Fabrizi

James C. Jackson

Eugene Paul Louquet

John Lipscomb Parsons

Robert L. Anteau