The USS Hayter (DE-212/APD-80) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on August 11, 1943, and launched on November 11, the same year. It was commissioned on March 16, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. H. H. Theriault’s command with the hull number DE-212 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 19, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Bizerte, Tunisia, Maine, Azores, and Guantanamo Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1966. Several months later, in July, the ship was loaned to South Korea, where it was renamed ROK Jon Nam. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Hayter, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation through one or more of the established asbestos trust funds. Legal action must be taken within 3 years of when you knew - by virtue of a medical diagnosis - or should have known - due to symptoms - of your asbestos disease.