The USS Booth (DE-170) was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on January 30, 1943, and launched on June 21, the same year. It was commissioned on September 18, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. Donald W. Todd’s command with the hull number DE-170 and served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, Gibraltar, Hampton Roads, Bizerte, Casablanca, Oran, Cuba, the Marshalls, Ulithi, Okinawa, Saipan, the Marianas, and San Diego. After decommissioning, the ship was transferred to the Philippines where it was renamed BRP Datu Kalantiaw. Many Navy veterans exposed to asbestos during active duty have no idea there are benefits available to them. Due to the excessively closed quarters and poor air circulation veterans who served aboard Navy ships are at a higher risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Call us at 760.621.6147 for more information.