The USS Lowry (DD-770) was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on August 1, 1943, and launched on February 6, the following year. It was commissioned on July 23, 1944, under Comdr. L. H. Martin’s command with the hull number DD-770 and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned in 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had its main missions in Pearl Harbor, Leyte, Ulithi, Iwo Jima and Mindoro Island. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 31, 1973, and sold to Brazil the same day where it was renamed Espirito Santo. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Lowry received 4 battle stars and another two for the activity during the Korean War. Veterans who served honorably on aircraft carriers, amphibious warships, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, escorts, frigates, minesweepers, submarines, and merchant marine ships may receive monthly disability compensation payments and free VA healthcare-related to their service-connected disability. Contact us today for more information on service-connected compensation benefits for asbestos exposure.