The Guided Missile Cruiser USS Gridley spent most of her time in the Indian ocean and Western Pacific. She was the third of four ships to be christened the Gridley. She was built in 1961, when the Navy used asbestos throughout the ship as a fire retardant.
USS Gridley (CG 21) (ex-DLG 21) – Guided Missile Cruiser
Classification: Guided Missile Cruiser
Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling
Launch Date: 7/31/1961
Commission Date: 5/25/1963
Decommission Date: 1/21/1994
The USS Gridley spent most of her time in the Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific.
Guided Missile Cruisers are warships that fall under the general category of Cruisers. Currently, only three nations (United States, Russia, and Peru) operate cruisers. Cruisers are built to carry out sea raids and to provide protection to other ships in the fleet. They are smaller than battleships but larger than destroyers. Unfortunately men on all types of cruisers were exposed to asbestos while aboard these vessels. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping.
Anyone who served on a cruiser should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.
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