The USS Tisdale (DE-278) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on June 5, 1943, and launched on July 17, the same year. It was transferred to the United Kingdom and served there for 3 years as HMS Keats K482 until it was transferred back to the U.S. Navy on February 27, 1946, where it served for a few months before being struck from the Navy List. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 156 people on board. After the striking, the ship was sold for scrapping the same year.
Between World War II and the late-1970s asbestos use was common with most shipyards at the time because of its acknowledged resistance to high temperatures and accessibility. If you or a loved one served with the U.S. Navy and were exposed to asbestos at naval shipyards or onboard a ship, you may be eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.