The USS Andres (DE-45) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on February 12, 1942, and launched on July 24, the same year. It was commissioned on March 15, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. Clayton R. Simmers' command with the hull number DE-45 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 18, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, New York, Guantanamo, Cape Charles, Maine, New London, Florida, Charleston, Norfolk, Gibraltar, Casco Bay, and Dry Tortugas. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945, and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Andres received 3 medals. If you served onboard the USS Andres (DE-45), and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, then you and your family deserve financial compensation for the pain and suffering asbestos exposure caused you. In order to file a claim for compensation, you must provide proof of exposure to asbestos, which may have occurred decades before being diagnosed.