The USS Howard F. Clark (DE-533) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on October 8, 1943 and launched on November 8, the same year. It was commissioned on May 25, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. E. B. Hayden’s command as DE-533 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 15, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Boston, Ulithi, Okinawa, Manus, Iwo Jima, the Marianas and San Pedro. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 15, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year. Getting an accurate diagnosis for any serious health condition is critical to get the proper treatment. With asbestos-related diseases, a delay in treatment can be fatal, so getting the right diagnosis as soon as possible is important. Essentially, an early and accurate diagnosis provides more treatment options. If you currently experience symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath or chest pain, please see a doctor immediately, especially if you served in the U.S. Navy between the 1930s up to mid-1970s.