The USS Frigate Bird was a Bird-class 2 coastal minesweeper laid down in 1935 and launched the same year. It was in service on January 30, 1941, and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until April 27, 1943. During its activity, the ship had its main missions within the 13th Naval District, removing the mines located in the minefields in the water so that other ships could pass safely. On November 27, 1944, the ship was struck from the Naval Register. Some suppliers of asbestos-containing products have filed for bankruptcy because of asbestos lawsuits, and they have created trust funds to provide compensation to people who developed asbestos-related diseases due to their products. If you served in the U.S. Navy between the 1930s and the 1980s and were exposed to asbestos, or if your loved one died under circumstances that suggest asbestos exposure was the culprit, you are likely entitled to seek compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.