The USS Hilary P. Jones (DD-427) was a Benson-class destroyer launched on December 14, 1939. It was commissioned on September 6, the following year under Lt. Comdr. S. R. Clark’s command with the hull number DD-427 and served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on February 6, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had its main missions in Newport, New York, Iceland, Reykjavik, New England, southern France, Maine, Pearl Harbor, and Naples. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on November 1, 1974 and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Hilary P. Jones received 4 battle stars.
Compensation is available for veterans with illnesses related to asbestos exposure who often struggle to figure out how to manage the medical bills and other expenses associated with a diagnosis from asbestos exposure. Because of the extent of their exposure in areas such as engine and boiler rooms, sleeping quarters, mess halls, no branch of the military has been affected by asbestos exposure more than the Navy.