USS Mosley (DE 321) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Mosley (DE 321)

The USS Mosley (DE 321) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on April 6, 1943, and launched on June 26, the same year. It was commissioned on October 30, 1943, under Lt. Cmdr. James A. Alger’s command as DE-321 and served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had its main missions in Texas, Bermuda, Norfolk, New York, Gibraltar, Algeria, Bizerte, North Africa, New London, Casco Bay, Newfoundland, Argentia, and Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971, and sold for scrapping on August 22, 1973. Studies have shown that some patients with asbestos-related pleural diseases such as pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, and pleural effusion, exhibit more than a million asbestos fibers per gram in their lung tissue, so the scarring caused by asbestos fibers is readily apparent under a microscope. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Mosley (DE 321), you'll need routine checkups, such as pulmonary function tests and chest X-rays which should be reviewed by a board-certified B-reader radiologist.

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Shipmates on USS Mosley (DE 321)