USS John W Thomason
USS John W Thomason was a Destroyer built in 1944. Like others manufactured in WWII, it was built using materials contaminated with asbestos.
USS John W Thomason (DD 760) – Allen M. Sumner Class Destroyer
Status: Disposed of through Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, cash sale, ex-US Fleet hull foreign military sale case number assigned.
Launch Date: 9/30/1944
Commission Date: 10/11/1945
Decommission Date: 12/8/1970
USS John W Thomason spent most of her early career on training missions and exercises. During the Korean War, she fired at railway targets, performed patrol duty, and screened larger units. The USS John W Thomason received seven battle stars for her service in Korea.
Destroyers serve as quick and easily maneuvered warships which generally escort larger ships in the fleet. They also serve as protection for the larger ships from torpedo and submarine attacks. Destroyers were usually outfitted with anti-aircraft guns and anti-submarine weapons, however, despite being heavily armed and prepared for any emergency, destroyers were the most frequently sunk ship during World War II. The men on these ships faced a number on dangers on a day to day basis. A danger they faced, unknowingly, was Asbestos. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping.
Anyone who served on a destroyer should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.
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