The USS Wintle (DE-25) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on October 1, 1942, and launched on February 18, the following year. It was commissioned on July 10, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. Leonard W. Bailey’s command with the hull number DE-25 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 14, 1945. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, 1945, and sold for scrapping to the Union Minerals & Alloys Corporation in 1947. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Wintle received 3 battle stars. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It comes from soil and rocks. Because its fibers are characterized by flexibility, high-tensile strength, incombustibility, and abrasion resistance, many companies used the mineral in their products for several decades before the link between asbestos and cancer became widely publicized. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Wintle (DE-25), make sure to see a doctor for a thorough examination. Your GP may refer you to a doctor with specialized knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of asbestos-related pulmonary conditions.