The USS Mansfield (DD-728) was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on August 28, 1943, as DD-728 and launched on January 29, the following year. It was commissioned on April 14, 1944, under Commander Robert E. Brady’s command and served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned on February 4, 1971. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, Ulithi, Maine, Manila, Formosa, Korea, Vietnam, and China. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 4, 1974, and sold to Argentina. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Mansfield received 5 battle stars and another 3 for the Korean activity.
If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Mansfield (DD-728) and you're experiencing a persistent cough and increasing shortness of breath, let your physician know so he or she can look for asbestos-related health problems. Asbestos awareness can help Navy veterans to avoid unexpected hazards due to past asbestos exposure.