USS Liddle (DE-206/APD-60) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Liddle (DE-206/APD-60) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on June 8, 1943, and launched on August 9, the same year. It was commissioned three times, for the first time on December 6, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. R. M. Hinckley’s command with the hull number DE-206 and served in the U.S. Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on March 18, 1967. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had the main missions in Gibraltar, Tunisia, New Guinea, Leyte, Palaus, Ormoc, Korea, and Haiti. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on April 5, 1967. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Liddle received 4 battle stars. Asbestos refers to a family of naturally occurring minerals that can be separated into thin, tiny, flexible fibers. These threads are highly durable, resistant to heat and chemicals, and don’t conduct electricity. If you served in the U.S. Navy and you are experiencing shortness of breath, a persistent cough, chest tightness, loss of appetite with weight loss, asbestos screening is a must as the asbestos fibers are well distinguishable on a chest X-ray.

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Shipmates on USS Liddle (DE-206/APD-60)