The USS Yellowstone (AD-27) was a Shenandoah-class destroyer tender laid down on October 16, 1944, and launched on April 12, the following year. It was commissioned on January 16, 1946, under Capt. J. A. Ferrall’s command with the hull number AD-27 and served in the U.S. Navy for 28 years until it was decommissioned on September 11, 1974. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 962 people on board and had its main missions in Newport, Augusta, Mayport, Piraeus, Naples, Crete, Gibraltar, Venice and Taranto. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 12, 1974, and sold for scrapping in 1975. The places where asbestos could have been found aboard naval vessels were in the boiler and engine rooms, but also within vital equipment like packing, gaskets, and valves. Due to their regular maintenance and repair, asbestos fibers are released into the air contaminating the crew. Unfortunately, most Navy veterans are not familiar with all the companies producing asbestos-containing products. That is where an experienced lawyer can help determine which companies are responsible along with which products.