The USS Gillette (DE-681) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on August 24, 1943, and launched on September 25, the same year. It was commissioned on October 27, 1943, under Comdr. T. G. Murrell’s command with the hull number DE-681 and served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 3, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had its main missions in Balboa, Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, New London, Manila, and Hollandia. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1972, and sold for scrapping several months later. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Gillette (DE-681), and developed an asbestos-related health condition, you may have the right to pursue financial recovery. We highly recommend you seek legal advice and pursue your asbestos claim as quickly as possible as strict time limits apply.