USS Shubrick (DD-639) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Shubrick was a Gleaves-class destroyer of the U.S. Navy built by Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1942. It was sponsored by Mrs. Grosvenor Bemis, the great-great-granddaughter of Rear Admiral Shubrick, and initially had Lieutenant Commander Louis A. Bryan in command. Following shakedown, the USS Shubrick sailed for North Africa with a large convoy in 1943. It prepared for Operation Husky and provided fire support for the Amphibious Battle of Gela, Sicily.

Unfortunately, the USS Shubrick is one of the numerous U.S. Navy ships that contained asbestos, which posed a great health threat to everyone who served aboard it. If you are a veteran who was present on the USS Shubrick and experience symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, a persistent cough, and difficulty breathing, we strongly encourage you to seek medical attention, as you may have developed a disease as a result of military asbestos exposure. In 1947, the ship was sold for scrap.

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Shipmates on USS Shubrick (DD-639)

george ellsworth ellis

walter a. florczak

dennis sylvester hansen

william richard holthaus

frank s. tinuzzo

clarence john wickstrom

alexander l. bubniak

anthony l. dest