The USS Evans (DE-1023) was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on April 8, 1955, and launched on September 14, 1955. It was commissioned on June 14, 1957, with the hull number DE-1023, and served in the U.S. Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned on December 3, 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 170 people on board and had its main missions in Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, San Diego, Sasebo, Yokosuka, Subic Bay, and Manila. After the striking, the ship was sold for scrapping on August 16, 1974. The health effects of exposure to asbestos are well documented and include asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Treatment of asbestos-related cancers has progressed considerably in recent years, moving toward a personalized, multipronged approach that includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, which is why is important to consult a doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of shortness of breath, persistent dry cough, and chest tightness or pain, and make sure to tell him/her about your exposure to asbestos.