The USS Charles F. Hughes (DD-428) was a Benson-class destroyer launched on May 16, 1940. It was commissioned on September 5, the same year under Lt. Comdr. G. L. Menocal’s command with the hull number DD-428 and served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on March 18, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 191 people on board and had its main missions in Newport, New York, Belfast, Boston, North Africa, Casablanca, Netherlands West Indies, Norfolk, and Naples. After the decommissioning, the ship sank as a target and was struck from the Naval Register on June 1, 1969. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Charles F. Hughes received 4 battle stars. If you have a history of exposure to asbestos and you are experiencing increasing shortness of breath and persistent cough, you should contact your primary care doctor as soon as possible. During a physical exam, your doctor will listen to your lungs to determine if the sounds are normal or not. In most cases, X-rays or CT scans provide enough information to make a rapid and accurate diagnosis.