USS McCloy (FF-1038) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS McCloy (FF-1038)

The USS McCloy (FF-1038) was the second Bronstein-class frigate laid down by the Avondale Shipyard in 1961, launched in 1962, and commissioned as a destroyer escort in 1963. The ship was assigned to Escort Squadron 10 in 1964 following outfitting and shakedown. In 1966, the frigate was in the Bermuda area for NATO exercises, off the New England and Virginia coasts for convoy escort and ASW exercises, and in the Caribbean for fleet tactical exercises. She underwent an overhaul in 1967, departing for an extended cruise right after completing refresher training to join the United States, Brazil, and Colombia naval units for UNITAS IX. The vessel continued her operations in the Atlantic until 1969. In 1975, she was redesignated as a frigate. Between 1980 and 1988, she received the TASS system for extensive tracking of submarines and was immediately assigned to track the Soviet submarines in the Mediterranean. The USS McCloy was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 1990. Navy veterans who worked with or around asbestos products without proper protection are at a very high risk of developing severe health issues due to asbestos exposure. Those diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer may be entitled to compensation from the asbestos trust funds and the VA.

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Shipmates on USS McCloy (FF-1038)