The USS King (DL-10/DLG-10/DDG-41), Farragut-class guided-missile destroyer in the United States Navy, was laid down by the Puget Sound Navy Yard at Bremerton in Washington on 1 March 1957, launched on 6 December 1958, and commissioned on 17 November 1960. The destroyer helped to check Communist aggression in Southeast Asia. The ship was reclassified as a guided-missile destroyer leader on 14 November 1956 and designated DLG-10. It won the 1982 Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Fund Award for the Atlantic Fleet.
The USS King (DDG-41), like many other Navy ships, contained enormous amounts of asbestos; asbestos was used throughout boiler rooms, engine rooms and sleeping quarters Symptoms of asbestos-related cancer may develop anywhere between 10 and 50 years after the initial exposure. Several shipyards in the United States, including the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, have long histories of confirmed asbestos exposure.