The USS Pettit (DE-253) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on February 6, 1943, and launched on April 28, the same year. It was commissioned on September 23, 1943, under Lt. Cmdr. William B. Ellis’ command as DE-253 and served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 6, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had its main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Panama Canal, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Plymouth, New York, Pearl Harbor, and Southampton. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1973, and sunk as a target during training exercises on September 30, the following year. Asbestos was found in various areas in these ships, particularly in the boiler rooms, weapons and ammunition storage rooms, and engineering spaces. Nowadays, it is a widely known fact that asbestos is a toxic material, which when inhaled or ingested can irreparably damage the health of the person. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Pettit (DE-253), you will need the help of a law firm with extensive experience and a relevant track record of success in helping clients recover the compensation they deserve.