The USS Forrest Royal (DD-872) was a Gearing-class destroyer laid down on June 8, 1945, and launched on January 17, the following year. It was commissioned on June 29, 1946, under Comdr. James M. Clute’s command with the hull number DD-872 and it served in the US Navy for 25 years before it was decommissioned on March 27, 1971. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had its main missions in Pensacola, Norfolk, Guantanamo Bay, Sasebo, Chinnampo and Newport. For the service brought to the country during the Korean War, the USS Forrest Royal (DD-872) received 4 battle stars. The Navy was the military branch that had the highest demand for asbestos which was used as an insulator virtually everywhere aboard of its vessels. This extensive usage is nowadays the well-known cause of the high number of lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis diagnoses which changed the lives of so many veterans. If you believe you might have been exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Forrest Royal (DD-872), our advice is to get checked. Screening pulmonary function tests are useful for finding restrictive deficits associated with asbestos.