The USS Stevenson (DD-645) was a Gleaves-class destroyer of the United States Navy, laid down on 23 July 1942 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, New Jersey, and launched on 11 November 1942, sponsored by Miss Mary Stevenson, daughter of Pay Inspector Stevenson. The ship was commissioned on 15 December 1942, Lieutenant Commander Thomas C. Greene in command. The ship was decommissioned on 27 April 1946 and placed in reserve; on 1 June 1968, it was struck from the Navy list. The USS Stevenson (DD-645) earned seven battle stars for her World War II service. Airborne asbestos fibers are in the form of dust-shaped particles, and when inhaled penetrate the lungs and causing pulmonary diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD, emphysema, tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis, pleural effusion, pneumonitis, histoplasmosis, and rounded atelectasis. Call us today if you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Stevenson (DD-645), and we can connect you with the most suitable legal experts in your area.