USS Wallace L Lind
Built in 1944 by Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, the USS Wallace was built using asbestos as an insulator throughout the ship.
USS Wallace L Lind (DD 703) – Allen M. Sumner Class Destroyer
Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling
Launch Date: 6/14/1944
Commission Date: 9/8/1944
Decommission Date: 12/4/1973
USS Wallace L Lind was assigned to screen carriers in the Pacific during World War II along with other duties such as assisting with mail deliveries, helping transport personnel, acting as plane guard, recovering downed pilots, shore bombardments, antisubmarine operations, and conducting air patrols. She received four battle stars for her service during World War II. During the Korean War, in which she received four battle stars for her service, she was assigned similar duties before departing the area for the Mediterranean. After a tour in the Middle East, she set course for the Caribbean for training exercises. USS Wallace L Lind made generally routine trips back and forth from the Mediterranean to Florida only stopped by transfer to the Pacific for the Vietnam War. She earned three battle stars for her Vietnam War service.
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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