The USS Ringgold (DD-500), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral Cadwalader Ringgold. Entering service in 1942 during World War II, the destroyer served in the Pacific theater. Following the war, the ship was placed in reserve before being transferred to the West German Navy and renamed Zerstörer 2 in 1959. In 1981 the destroyer was transferred to the Hellenic Navy and was renamed Kimon. Kimon was sold for scrap in 1993. The ship was placed in reserve in 1987. She was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1993. Asbestos-related illness can cause victims and their families a great deal of suffering while also creating financial issues because of the high costs associated with medical treatment. Early diagnosis and filing a legal claim as soon as possible can help victims and their families deal with the issues caused by exposure to asbestos. It is important to seek legal action as soon as you have received a diagnosis of an asbestos-related illness. Call us today if you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Ringgold (DD-500), and we can connect you with the most suitable legal experts in your area.