The USS Snowden (DE-246) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on December 7, 1942, and launched on February 19, the following year. It was commissioned on August 23, 1943, under Lt. Cmdr. A. Jackson’s command as DE-246 and served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on September 23, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had its main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Casablanca, Charleston, Bermuda, New York, Pearl Harbor, and Argentia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1968, and sunk as a target ship during training exercises. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Snowden (DE-246), you can recover financial compensation from both the VA and asbestos trust funds. Claims can sometimes be brought after death, however, it is important that legal advice is sought as soon as possible after diagnosis. Significant compensation has also been recovered for those who have been "secondary victims", who inhaled asbestos dust from the work clothes of family members.