USS Gilmore (DE-18) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Gilmore (DE-18) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on April 1, 1942, and launched on October 22, the same year. It was commissioned on April 17, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. S. C. Small’s command with the hull number DE-18 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 29, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had its main missions in Pearl Harbor, the Marshalls, Kiska, San Pedro, Eniwetok, Attu, Kodiak, and Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 21, 1946, and sold for scrapping the following year. Navy veterans exposed to asbestos during their active service who developed lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, or other asbestos-related conditions, or immediate family members may be eligible to receive compensation, and filing a claim with one or more of the established asbestos trust funds does not impact VA benefits or pensions. Taking legal action will not undo a diagnosis, but the compensation you may receive can cover many costs your disease incurs, such as travel costs to medical appointments and consultation fees.

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Shipmates on USS Gilmore (DE-18)

paul arthur bischoff

roland c. major

richard w. norton

william john svihovec

john edward umrysz