The USS Day (DE-225) was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort launched on October 14, 1943. It was commissioned on June 10, the following year under Lt. Cmdr. K. E. Read’s command as DE-225 and served in the U.S. Navy for two years until it was decommissioned on May 16, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had its main missions in New York, Hollandia, Morotai, Leyte, Lingayen, Legaspi, Borneo, and Manila. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 30, 1968, and used as a target ship during training exercises the following year. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Day received 2 battle stars. Exposure to airborne friable asbestos may result in a potential health risk because persons breathing the air may breathe in asbestos fibers. Continued exposure can increase the number of fibers that remain in the lung. Fibers embedded in lung tissue over time may cause lung cancer, bronchial cancer, mesothelioma, plus many other types of pulmonary issues such as asbestosis, lung scarring, pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, emphysema, pleural effusion, pleural thickening, pleural plaques, and rounded atelectasis among many others.