The USS Knight (DD-633), a Gleaves-class destroyer, was laid down on 18 March 1941, by Boston Navy Yard and launched on 27 September 1941 Liberty Fleet Day; sponsored by Miss Elizabeth H. Royal; and commissioned on 23 June 1942, with Lieutenant Commander Richard B. Levin in command. On 15 July 1955, the ship was berthed in the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Stockton, California, until it was struck from the Navy List on 1 December 1966. It was sunk as a target off San Diego, California on 27 October 1967. The ship received four battle stars for World War II service. Being enlisted in the U.S. Navy may imply that a person is engaged in one of many different occupations. Veterans of World War II, Korean or Vietnam War, may have been exposed to asbestos in the course of work duties of any of the following occupations: seabees, shipbuilders, longshoremen, mechanics, machinists, boilermen, pipefitters, damage control men, and hull technicians. If you work with or around significant amounts of asbestos as part of your job and have been diagnosed with lung cancer, bronchial cancer, asbestosis, or mesothelioma you can recover the financial compensation you deserve by filing a claim with the VA, and additionally, with an asbestos trust fund.