The HMS Drury (K316) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on February 12, 1942, and launched on July 24, the same year. It was transferred to the United Kingdom and served there for 2 years as HMS Drury K316 until it was transferred back to the U.S. Navy on August 20, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 156 people on board. After the return, the ship also served in the USA for a few months before being struck on November 16, 1945, and sold for scrapping the following year. Asbestos-containing products and materials can become more dangerous as they become brittle and likely to release fibers into the environment. Scientists now know that exposure to asbestos can cause a number of fatal diseases including mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lining of organs, and asbestosis, progressive scarring of the lungs. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Drury, it's best to ensure you get a clear diagnosis. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related health condition, you may be eligible to file an asbestos claim to receive compensation and health care benefits through the VA.