USS Stanton (DE-247) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Stanton (DE-247) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on December 7, 1942, and launched on February 21, the following year. It was commissioned on August 7, 1943, under Lt. Cmdr. C. S. Barker’s command as DE-247 and served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on June 2, 1947. 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 December 1, 1970. Since asbestos was present on the USS Stanton (DE-247), this means that those who served on the ship were inevitably exposed. If you know someone who currently experiences symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, difficulty breathing, or unintentional weight loss, seek advice from your GP or other health professional. However, regardless of whether they have noticed one or more of these signs, we strongly advise them to seek medical attention as soon as possible, as oftentimes, diseases that stem from asbestos exposure are asymptomatic.

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Shipmates on USS Stanton (DE-247)

Charles J. Becherer

Walter L. Bradshaw

Robert Lee May

Wesley Edgar Nelson

Francis Clinton Vincent