The USS Tolman (DD-740/DM-28/MMD-28) was a Robert H. Smith-class destroyer minelayer laid down on April 10, 1944, and launched on August 13, the same year. It was commissioned on October 27, 1944, under Comdr. Clifford Arthur Johnson’s command with the hull number DD-740 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 29, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 363 people on board and had its main missions in Maine, Bermuda, Norfolk, Boston, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Okinawa, Ryukyu, and Sasebo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1970. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Tolman received 1 battle star.
Asbestos use was at its peak between 1930 and 1980. In particular, Navy ships contained a huge amount of asbestos products. The mineral was favored for its properties of heat resistance, flexibility, and thermal stability. If you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Tolman (DD-740/DM-28/MMD-28) and developed an asbestos-related disease, you may be able to receive compensation.