The USS Abbot (DD-629) was a Fletcher-class destroyer in the service of the United States Navy, named after Commodore Joel Abbot - a U.S. naval officer who served notably in the War of 1812. The ship was laid down on 21 September 1942 at Bath, Maine by the Bath Iron Works, launched on 17 February 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Grace Abbot Fletcher, the granddaughter of Commodore Abbot, and commissioned at the Boston Navy Yard on 23 April 1943, Commander Chester E. Carroll in command. The USS Abbot (DD-629) received eight battle stars for her World War II service. If you are a Navy veteran that served on the USS Abbot (DD-629) and your health has been affected by a condition provoked by asbestos, it is possible for you to take legal action and obtain compensation for your suffering. You may be eligible for compensation from one of several existing asbestos trust funds or by pursuing a claim with the VA. We can put you in touch with a recommended lawyer who can help you receive the monetary compensation you are entitled to.