The USS Lloyd (DE-209/APD-63) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on May 12, 1943, and launched on September 6, 1943. It was commissioned on January 19, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Alvin P. Chester’s command with the hull number DE-208 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had its main missions in Gibraltar, Tunisia, New Guinea, Leyte, Palau, Ormoc, Mindoro, Luzon, and Palawan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on April 1, 1966. Two years later, in March, the ship was sold for scrap. U.S. Navy ships contained more than 300 asbestos-based products and materials that were used regularly in the construction of ships until 1980. An overwhelming majority of military veterans served on U. S. Navy ships with the peak exposure years from 1940 to1980. Navy personnel most at risk include boilermakers, electrician's mates, enginemen, demolition workers, machinist mates, mechanics, pipefitters, ship fitters, technicians, and welders.