USS Glover (AGDE-1/AGFF-1/FF-1098) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Glover (AGDE-1/AGFF-1/FF-1098)

The USS Glover (FF-1098) was a frigate of the Garcia-class, originally modified for research duty and commissioned in 1965. The ship was laid down in 1963 and launched in 1965 with advanced sonar and antisubmarine weapons. The frigate was designed as a research escort to develop and test the latest antisubmarine weapons systems. The vessel joined the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in 1966 in the Cruiser-Destroyer Forces and operated along the Atlantic Coast and the Caribbean. She was modified in the Boston Naval Shipyard in 1966, receiving data recording hardware. In 1968, the ship re-entered the Boston Naval Shipyard to receive a variable depth sonar device. Two years later, the frigate made her first Atlantic crossing and Mediterranean cruise and conducted sonar tests. She was redesignated (AGFF-1) in 1975 and as a frigate (FF-1098) in 1979. The USS Glover was decommissioned in 1990 and transferred to Military Sealift Command as a research ship for NUSC. The vessel was scrapped at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in 1994. Navy personnel were routinely exposed to asbestos before 1980. As a result, many Navy veterans are experiencing symptoms of asbestos-related diseases like shortness of breath or persistent dry cough and should see a doctor as soon as possible.

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Shipmates on USS Glover (AGDE-1/AGFF-1/FF-1098)