USS Reeves (DLG/CG-24) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Reeves (DLG/CG-24) was a Leahy-class destroyer laid down on July 1, 1960, and launched on May 12, 1962. It was commissioned on May 15, 1964, as DLG-24 and served in the U.S. Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on November 12, 1993. On June 30, 1975, the ship was reclassified as a guided-missile cruiser with the hull number CG-24. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 413 people on board and had its main missions in Long Beach, Tonkin, Maine, Bremerton, Guantanamo, Hawaii, Qufu, and Puget Sound. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 12, 1993, and sunk as a target ship during the training exercise in Australia. All branches of the military used asbestos particularly during World War II, but the U.S. Navy used asbestos extensively due to the need for fire resistance aboard Naval vessels. Virtually every ship commissioned by the Navy between the 1930s up to mid-1970s contained asbestos or asbestos-containing materials. Sleeping quarters, mess halls, boiler rooms, engine rooms, navigation rooms, and insulated pipes were just few of the many sources of asbestos a Navy Veteran may have been exposed to on a daily basis.

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Shipmates on USS Reeves (DLG/CG-24)

Timothy Lepa

Gerald Edward Bellows

Peter Michael Burdick

Benny Dominic Casalina

Fred William Catcott

William Dillard Center

Clint Cole Dougherty

Robert Earl Durham

Michael Joseph Estep

Richard Lee Ferrin

Howard Phillip Garey

Andre James

Stephen Albert Lennon

Barry Gene McFarland

Patrick W. Ryan

Gerard Anthony Slevin

Charles L. Stuppard

James Gordon Weber

Thomas Harry Wohlsen