The USS Shea (DD-750/DM-30/MMD-30) was a Robert H. Smith-class destroyer minelayer laid down on December 23, 1943, and launched on May 20, the following year. It was commissioned on September 30, 1944, under Comdr. Charles C. Kirkpatrick’s command with the hull number DD-750 and served in the US Navy for 14 years until it was decommissioned on April 9, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 363 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Earle, Bayonne, Bermuda, Eniwetok, Kerama Retto, and San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1974. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Shea received 1 battle star. Many Navy job classifications posed a significant risk for exposure to asbestos, including boatswain’s mate, fire control technician, boilermaker, pipefitter, and gunner's mate. If you served on board the USS Shea (DD-750/DM-30/MMD-30) in any of these occupations and you are experiencing the symptoms associated with mesothelioma, you should contact your physician for a check-up as soon as possible.