The USS Elden (DE-264) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on February 23, 1943, and launched on April 6, the same year. It was commissioned on August 4, 1943, under Lt. Cmdr. George F. Adams’ command as DE-264, and served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 18, 1946. During its activities, the ship had its main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Kwajalein, Manus, Guam, Eniwetok, the Palaus, Leyte, Ulithi, and Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 8, the same year, and sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Elden received 6 battle stars. From World War II until the late 1970s, shipyard workers and Navy personnel faced near-constant exposure to asbestos. If you served in the U.S. Navy and participated in duties such as the construction, overhaul, or repair of the ships and were later diagnosed with pulmonary disease or cancer, you may be entitled to file a claim that is likely to provide you substantial financial compensation.