USS Gridley (DLG-21/CG-21) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Gridley (DLG-21/CG-21) was a Leahy-class guided-missile cruiser laid down on July 15, 1960, and launched on July 31, the following year. It was commissioned on May 25, 1963, under Capt. P. A. Lily’s command as DLG-21 and served in the U.S. Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on January 21, 1994. On June 30, 1975, the ship was reclassified as a guided-missile cruiser with the hull number CG-21. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 373 people on board and had its main missions in Long Beach, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Adelaide, Okinawa, Hong Kong, Subic Bay, Yokosuka, California, and San Francisco. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 21, 1994, and scrapped in 2005. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in many industries for its heat-insulating properties. If you are a Navy veteran that served on the USS Gridley (DLG-21/CG-21) and are suffering from symptoms that may suggest an asbestos-related illness, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. If your diagnosis confirms an illness stemming from asbestos exposure, your next call should be to a trial lawyer with expertise in asbestos cases.

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Shipmates on USS Gridley (DLG-21/CG-21)

Richard Eric Almen

Edward Earl Baier

David R. Campbell

Glenn H. Coffey

William Mitchell Crowe Jr.

Arthur George Depaemelaere

Robert W. Deschamps

Thomas Benjamin Helton Jr.

Frank Elliott Holmes

David Richard Livingston

Jeffery Lynn Neese

Olin W. Phipps

Nicholas Joseph Picconi

Hugh Grant Rounds

George M. Seward

Jack Santos Shimizu

John Turley Jr.

Robert Lee Vandevender