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’re a veteran who has been exposed to asbestos onboard the USS Lough (DE-586) and have an asbestos-related disease, we can put you in touch with the right attorneys that may be able to get you the compensation you deserve from the company that is responsible for exposing you to asbestos.