The USS John W. Thomason (DD-760) was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on November 21, 1943, and launched on September 30, the following year. It was commissioned on October 11, 1945, under Comdr. W. L. Tagg’s command with the hull number DD-760 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on December 8, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had its main missions in Okinawa, Yokosuka, North Korea, San Diego, and Hawaii. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 1, 1974 and sold to Taiwan on May 6, 1974 where it was renamed ROCS Nan Yang. Navy veterans face a major health risk as s result of exposure to asbestos. Veterans who are suffering from terminally lung conditions as a result of exposure to asbestos may benefit from working with a lawyer who will protect their rights while pursuing the compensation they rightly deserve. To find out what your rights as a veteran or family member of a veteran are for filing an asbestos claim, don't hesitate to contact us, we are dedicated to helping Navy veterans get the information and resources they need.