USS Scroggins (DE-799) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Scroggins (DE-799) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on September 4, 1943, and launched on November 6, the same year. It was commissioned on March 30, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Herbert Kriloff’s command with the hull number DE-799 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had its main missions in Bizerte, Argentia, New London, Maine, Halifax, Norfolk, and Miami. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on July 1, 1965, and sold for scrapping two years later. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Scroggins (DE-799), we encourage you to get a routine X-ray and ask the doctor or radiologist if they see signs like scarring, nodules, or lung spots in your chest X-ray, even minor occurrences that they say might be normal, are actually not, asbestos fibers are commonly misdiagnosed.

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Shipmates on USS Scroggins (DE-799)

Howard V. Baxter

William Arthur Lander

William Gilbert Lawson

Robert Adalbert Preisendorfer

Harding Eugene Reemsnyder

Walter R. Schlegel

Harold J. Stephens