The HMS Berry (K312) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on September 22, 1942, and launched on November 23, the same year. It was transferred to the United Kingdom and served there for 3 years as HMS Berry K312 until it was transferred back to the U.S. Navy on February 2, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 156 people on board. After the return, the ship was sold for scrapping the same year. Asbestos exposure can be incredibly harmful, and it can lead to cancer, lung disease, and other life-threatening conditions. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can cause a great deal of damage to the body's tissues. If your loved one is a Navy Veteran or former shipyard worker and has just been diagnosed with bronchial cancer, lung cancer, asbestosis, diffuse pleural thickening, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, or malignant mesothelioma, he/she is eligible for free health care, disability compensation, and other VA benefits.