USS Wilson (DD-408) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Wilson (DD-408) was a Benham-class destroyer laid down on March 22, 1937, and launched on April 12, 1939. It was commissioned on July 5, the same year under Lt. Comdr. Russell G. Sturges’ command with the hull number DD-408 and served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on August 29, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 251 people on board and had its main missions in Bremerton, Hawaii, Iceland, New Georgia, the Solomon Islands, and the Marianas. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 5, 1948 and sunken as a target ship the same year. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Wilson received 11 battle stars.

The signs and symptoms of asbestos-related lung diseases may not appear for 10 to 40 or more years after exposure to asbestos and vary depending on which type of disease you have and how much it has damaged your lungs. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Wilson (DD-408) you will need periodic chest radiographs and pulmonary function tests to look for early signs of asbestos-associated disease.

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Shipmates on USS Wilson (DD-408)

James Newton Adkins Jr.

Joseph John Bellinghiere

John Edward Curran

Kenneth Edward Ehrhardt

John Joseph Hagerty

James Leroy Hunter

Arthur Houston King

Eldon C. Keener Jr.

Bryan Harris

John Marshall Little

Thomas Leonard Stanton