The USS Hubbard (DE-211/APD-53) 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 6, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. L. C. Mabley’s command with the hull number DE-211 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had its main missions in the Caribbean, Bizerte, Tunisia, New York, Maine, Casco Bay or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1966. There was no escaping asbestos exposure for many Navy veterans, the toxic mineral could be found in every part of the ship from bow to stern. Did you help build, repair, or serve in the United States Navy aboard the USS Hubbard (DE-211/APD-53)? If so, then you were likely exposed to asbestos, a very dangerous mineral that causes severe diseases.