The USS Lewis Hancock (DD-675), a Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy, was laid down 31 March 1943 by Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J.; launched 1 August; sponsored by Lt. Joy Hancock, USNR, widow of Lieutenant Commander Hancock, and the first Wave officer to christen a U.S. combatant ship; and commissioned 29 September 1943, Comdr. Charles H. Lyman III in command. The destroyer accompanied the task force on the first strike against Truk, the major Japanese naval base in the Central Pacific, on 16 and 17 February 1944. Several enemy warships, some 200,000 tons of merchant shipping, and about 275 planes were destroyed in this operation. The USS Lewis Hancock (DD-675) arrived at Philadelphia on 24 September, decommissioned there on 18 December 1957, and entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Lewis Hancock (DD-675), legal help is available to receive compensation for your medical bills and emotional strain. We can help by putting you directly in touch with a specialist legal professional that may be able to get you the money you deserve for your pain and suffering.