The USS Trippe (DD-403) was a Benham-class destroyer laid down on April 15, 1937, and launched on May 14, 1938. It was commissioned on November 1, the following year under Lt. Comdr. Robert L. Campbell’s command with the hull number DD-403 and served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on August 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 230 people on board and had its main missions in Boston, Newport, Hampton Roads, Puerto Rico, the West Indies, Oran, and San Diego. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Trippe (DD-403) received 6 battle stars.
Navy veterans who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease should seek legal help as soon as possible to discuss the types of compensation that may be available for them. Because diseases involve very long latency periods, symptoms don’t appear for decades, and tracking down the companies responsible for your pain can be difficult. We can help you identifying the asbestos products that you were exposed to and the companies that made or sold them to the Navy.