The USS John R. Perry (DE-1034) was a Claud Jones-class destroyer escort laid down on October 1, 1957, and launched on July 29, 1958. It was commissioned on May 5, 1959, under Lt. Comdr. W. L. Atkinson’s command with the hull number DE-1034 and served in the U.S. Navy for almost 14 years until it decommissioned in the early 1970s. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 167 men on board and had its main missions in Northern Europe, Scandinavian countries, Cuba, Florida, Azores, Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the Panama Canal. After the striking, the ship was transferred to Indonesia where it was renamed KRI Samadikun (341). The ship was active within the Indonesian waters until 2003 when it was decommissioned. The vessels constructed between World War II and the Korean War commonly utilized asbestos, thus, exposing countless service members in subsequent years. We provide quality assistance to Navy retirees throughout the United States who served on asbestos-contaminated vessels and shipyards across the nation. If you or a loved one has been tragically affected by asbestos exposure, you may be eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.