The USS Hammann (DE-131) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on July 10, 1942, and launched on December 13, the same year. It was commissioned on May 17, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. B. D. deKay’s command with the hull number DE-131 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 24, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, Philadelphia, Casablanca, Norfolk, Northern Ireland, San Diego, New York, Cuba, and Liverpool. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1971, and sold for scrapping two years later.
Heat-resistant insulation material was essential for the shipbuilding industry, and for many years asbestos served that purpose. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Hammann (DE-131), you can claim compensation to help you pay for your care and provide for yourself and your family financially.