USS Jobb (DE-707) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Jobb (DE-707) was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on December 20, 1943, and launched on March 4, the following year. It was commissioned on July 4, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Herbert M. Jones’ command as DE-707 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 13, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 221 people on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, Bora Bora, Manus, Ulithi, New Guinea, Hollandia, Okinawa, Mindoro, and Panama. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1969, and sold for scrapping the following year. Asbestos fibers most often become trapped in either the inside of the lungs or the lining of the lungs. The lengthy gap between asbestos exposure and diagnosis, which can range from 10-50 years, is called the latency period. Unfortunately, your exposures to asbestos from long ago may have already determined your likelihood of developing an asbestos-related condition. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Jobb (DE-707), and have developed an asbestos-related illness, you may be eligible to receive veterans’ disability benefits.

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Shipmates on USS Jobb (DE-707)

george j. jeffers

herbert holbert

metro humechick

clifford wilbur lester