The USS Joseph K. Taussig (DE-1030) was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on January 3, 1956, and launched on March 9, 1957. It was commissioned on September 10, 1957, under Lt. Comdr. R. S. Moore’s command with the hull number DE-1030 and served in the U.S. Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1972. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 170 people on board and had its main missions in Newport, Boston, the Caribbean, Nova Scotia, Cuba, and New England. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List the same day and sold for scrapping the following year. Between the 1930s and 1970s, navy personnel serving on board aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, battleships, submarines, and auxiliary crafts, were regularly exposed to the asbestos dust that filled the air as these ships were operated, maintained, and overhauled. If military asbestos exposure is responsible for your condition, you can receive compensation for your medical bills and emotional strain.