The USS Bebas (BDE-10/DE-10) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on November 27, 1942, and launched on January 9, the following year. It was commissioned on May 15, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. George B. Gilbertson’s command with the hull number DE-10 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 California, Boston, Noumea, Galapagos, Espiritu Santo, Norfolk, New Hebrides, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, San Pedro, Okinawa, Oahu, Ulithi, and the Marshalls. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945, and sold for scrapping to the Pacific Bridge Corporation in San Francisco in 1947. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Bebas received 3 battle stars. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Bebas (BDE-10/DE-10), and developed a condition based upon that exposure during your time in service, there are benefits available to help with your treatment and compensate you for your pain and suffering and other losses. Asbestos trust funds have billions of dollars to help compensate Navy veterans and are just one form of support.