USS William M. Wood (DD-715) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS William M. Wood (DD/DDR-715) was a Gearing-class destroyer commission for 31 years, from 1945 through 1976, serving in both the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets. It was the second Navy ship named for Navy Surgeon-General William M. Wood (1809–1880). The ship was laid down on 2 November 1944 at Newark, New Jersey, by the Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Company; launched on 29 July 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Joseph P. Tracy; and commissioned at the New York Naval Shipyard on 24 November 1945, Commander George R. Wilson in command.

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Shipmates on USS William M. Wood (DD-715)