USS Jacob Jones (DE-130) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Jacob Jones (DE-130) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on June 26, 1942, and launched on November 29, the same year. It was commissioned on April 29, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. Walton B. Hinds’ command with the hull number DE-130 and served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on July 26, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, South Carolina, Newport, North Africa, French Morocco, Maine, Norfolk, Gibraltar, Maine, Boston, Plymouth, Cherbourg, and Liverpool. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971, and sold for scrapping two years later. Evidence has shown that the companies that made thousands of products containing asbestos hid and destroyed memos, documents and ignored doctor’s medical reports about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Navy veterans exposed to asbestos during military service who develop asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related conditions can also file for asbestos trust funds compensation in addition to their VA claims.

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Shipmates on USS Jacob Jones (DE-130)

thomas maurice corey

arthur anthony filete

george w. hendrix

william e. hennigar

o. francis hershey

michael john petrozza

joseph allen reed

lyle h. schaffer

carl edward schulze

george a. sholtis

ray e. stout jr

gasper joseph sutera

harvey barrett williams