USS French (DE-367) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS French (DE-367) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on May 1, 1944, and launched on June 17, the same year. It was commissioned on October 9, 1944, under Lt. Cmdr. T. K. Dunstan’s command as DE-367 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 29, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had its main missions in Kossol Roads, Okinawa, Guam, Eniwetok, San Diego, Peleliu, Ulithi, and Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 15, 1972, and sold for scrapping the following year. Contact your doctor right away if you experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, persistent cough, and tightness in your chest, especially if you served in the U.S Navy before 1980 and participated in duties such as the construction, overhaul, or repair of the ships. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition, you may be entitled to compensation from asbestos trust funds for medical bills, lost wages, as well as the pain and suffering you have endured.

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Shipmates on USS French (DE-367)

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