The USS Alexander J. Luke (DE/DER-577) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on November 5, 1943, and launched on December 28, the same year. It was commissioned on February 19, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Herbert A. Peterson’s command with the hull number DE-577 and served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on October 18, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had its main missions in Maine, Bermuda, Bizerte, Algeria, Derry, Texas, Hampton Roads, and Puerto Rico. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1970. Several months later, on October 22, 1970, Alexander J. Luke sank as a target. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Alexander J. Luke, you may have several options available to you, for example, you may be entitled to disability benefits through the Veterans’ Administration. You may also be entitled to receive compensation from over $30 billion available in asbestos trust funds. However, speaking with an experienced asbestos attorney may be advisable.