USS Stadtfeld (DE-29) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Stadtfeld (DE-29) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on November 26, 1942, and launched on May 17, the following year. It was commissioned on August 26, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. Sigurd Hansen’s command with the hull number DE-29 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 10, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had its main missions in Pearl Harbor, the Solomons, Eniwetok, Guam, the Palaus, the Gilberts, Espiritu Santo, and Guadalcanal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, 1945, and sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Stadtfeld received 4 battle stars. Asbestos was known in antiquity, but it was not mined and widely used commercially until the late 19th century. Its use greatly increased during World War II. Since the early 1940s, thousands of Navy veterans have been exposed to asbestos dust. If you suffer from an asbestos-related illness and decide to file a claim for compensation it is important to find a legal expert as the claim process is complex and requires an in-depth understanding of the law.

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Shipmates on USS Stadtfeld (DE-29)