The USS Hamul (AD-20) was a Hamul-class destroyer tender laid down on March 6, 1940, and launched in May, the same year. It was commissioned on June 14, 1941, under Comdr. F. M. Tillson’s command with the hull number AD-20 and served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years until it was decommissioned on June 9, 1962. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 857 people on board and had its main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Bora Bora, Chile, Sasebo, Eniwetok, Saipan, Ulithi, Okinawa and Plymouth. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Hamul received one battle star and another one for the Korean War. Asbestos-related diseases generally take decades after exposure to develop. The risk of developing these diseases increases with exposure to intense concentrations of asbestos, or exposure to any concentration of asbestos over a long period. If you feel overwhelmed by the burden of treating a life-threatening disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers or worried about the financial implications for your family, you are rightful to file a claim for compensation.