The USS Merrill (DE-392) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on July 1, 1943, and launched on August 29, the same year. It was commissioned on November 27, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. Irvin J. Stephens’ command with the hull number DE-392 and served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 1, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Texas, Pearl Harbor, and Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 2, 1971, and sold for scrapping in 1974.
If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Merrill (DE-392), it is important for you to be checked out by a professional medical practitioner immediately, as asbestos-related diseases have a rapidly progressive course. Should you wish to pursue the compensation that you and your family are eligible to receive, please bear in mind there are certain time limits during which asbestos claims can be filed.