The USS Manley (DD-74/AG-28/APD-1) was a Caldwell-class destroyer laid down on August 22, 1916, and launched on August 23, the following year. It was commissioned for the first time on October 15, 1918, under Comdr. Robert L. Berry’s command with the hull number DD-74 and served in the US Navy for 20 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on November 19, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 100 people on board and had its main missions in the Caribbean, New York, Charleston, Newport, New Hebrides, Tulagi and Manus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 5, 1945, and sold for scrapping to the Northern Metal Company in Philadelphia the following year. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Manley received 5 battle stars and a Navy Unit Commendation. If you helped build, repair, or serve in the United States Navy aboard the USS Manley (DD-74/AG-28/APD-1) then you were likely exposed to asbestos. Some dangerous jobs in the Navy include boiler technicians, damage controlmen, electrician’s mates, fire control technicians, gunner’s mates, hull maintenance technicians, machinery repairmen, pipefitters, radiomen, seabees, and welders.