The USS Grand Canyon (AD-28) was a Shenandoah-class destroyer tender laid down on November 16, 1944, and launched on April 27, the following year. It was commissioned on April 5, 1946, under Capt. W. D. Hoover’s command with the hull number AD-28 and served in the U.S. Navy for 32 years until it was decommissioned on September 1, 1978. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 977 people on board and had its main missions in Newport, Augusta, California, Messina, Naples, Palermo, Cannes, Athens, and Taranto. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1978, and sold for scrapping to Union Minerals & Alloy Corporation in New York. Since asbestos was extensively used in ship construction at the time, it was also present on the USS Grand Canyon (AD-28). The enlisted personnel aboard the USS Grand Canyon (AD-28) were exposed to chrysotile asbestos as well as amosite and crocidolite since these varieties were widely used in military ship construction. Therefore, numerous people serving on it were heavily exposed to the carcinogen. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Grand Canyon (AD-28), you can present the situation to a lawyer in order to seek compensation.