The USS Lough (DE-586) was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on December 8, 1943, and launched on January 22, the following year. It was commissioned on May 2, 1944, under Lt. Cmdr. Blaney C. Turner’s command as DE-586 and served in the U.S. Navy for two years until it was decommissioned on June 24, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had its main missions in Bizerte, Manus, Panama, Boston, Hollandia, San Pedro, Leyte, Nasugbu, San Diego, and Bermuda. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Lough received 3 battle stars. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Lough (DE-586), you may still be at risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma, and you should make an appointment with your doctor as reasonably possible because it’s in your best interest to get tested on a regular basis which will increase the chances of the condition getting caught while it’s still in its early stages.