The USS Cecil J. Doyle (DE-368) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on May 12, 1944, and launched on July 1, the same year. It was commissioned on October 16, 1944, under Lt. Cmdr. D. S. Crocker’s command as DE-368 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 2, 1967. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had its main missions in Panama Canal, Buckner Bay, Kossol Roads, Okinawa, Guam, Eniwetok, San Diego, Peleliu, Ulithi, and Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1967, and sunk as a target ship during training exercises the same year. In most cases, Navy veterans who experience symptoms today suffered exposure to asbestos between 10 and 40 years ago. Once symptoms do begin to develop, your prognosis will depend greatly on the type of disease you have, the severity of the damage to your lungs, and many other factors. All lung conditions caused by inhaling asbestos fibers can progress and eventually cause very serious symptoms that make it difficult or impossible to breathe.