The USS Quick (DD-490/DMS-32), a Gleaves-class destroyer, was laid down by the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey on 3 November 1941. The ship was completed and launched on 3 May 1942; sponsored by Mrs. William T. Roy, niece of Sergeant Major Quick. She was commissioned on 3 July 1942, with Lieutenant Commander R. B. Nickerson in command. Reclassified DD-490 on 15 July 1955, the ship was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 15 January 1972 and sold 27 August 1973, and broken up for scrap. The links between asbestos exposure and cancer, in particular lung cancer and mesothelioma, have been well-established for decades. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Quick (DD-490), you need to undergo periodical medical examinations to timely find out about a potential disease you may have developed. Because the symptoms of diseases which stem from asbestos exposure are very similar to those of more common and less serious diseases and conditions, only a medical professional who specializes in diseases that occur as a result of asbestos exposure can assign you a correct and accurate diagnosis.