USS Hollister (DD-788) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Hollister (DD-788)

The USS Hollister (DD-788) was a Gearing-class destroyer launched in 1945 and commissioned in 1946. After shakedown, the vessel departed for operations in the Far East until 1947. She sailed out for her second deployment in the western Pacific in 1948, where she joined the 7th Fleet for peacekeeping operations. In the Korean War, the destroyer was among the first reinforcements reaching the battle area, operating with TF 77 as a screening ship and performing plane guard duty. For her patrol services, the vessel earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. She participated in the Vietnam War after an in-depth overhaul in 1972 with a new missile configuration, becoming the first naval vessel ever to fire a Surface-to-Surface missile. The destroyer completed 21 Western Pacific deployments and assignments in two major conflicts. She entered the Reserve Fleet unit Desron 27 in 1973, serving until decommissioning in 1979. The USS Hollister was stricken from the Register in 1979 and transferred to the Republic of China in 1983. Using asbestos-containing materials on Navy ships has put crew members at a high risk of asbestos exposure. If you built, repaired, or served onboard the USS Hollister (DD-788), you may qualify to seek compensation for lost earnings, medical care, and pain and suffering.

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Shipmates on USS Hollister (DD-788)