The USS Ingraham (DD-694) was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on August 4, 1943, as DD-694 and launched on January 16, the following year. It was commissioned on March 10, 1944, under Commander H. W. Gordon’s command and served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned on June 15, 1971. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Eniwetok, Luzon, San Pedro, Saipan, Okinawa, Bikini Atoll, San Diego, Korea, and Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold to Greece where it was renamed Miaoulis. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Ingraham received 4 battle stars and another one battle star for the activity during the Korean War. In the early 20th century, the U.S. military used large quantities of asbestos products due to their low cost, durability, heat resistance and fireproof capabilities, until the late 1970s when the government began removing asbestos products in the military. However, veterans who served in the U.S. Navy have endured long-term exposure while carrying out a number of duties related to their job, including maintenance and repair activities inevitable for the good functioning of the vessel.