The USS Manning (DE-199) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on February 15, 1943, and launched on June 1, the same year. It was commissioned on October 1, 1943, under Lt. John I. Mingay’s command with the hull number DE-199 and served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on January 15, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had its main missions in the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and the Philippines. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on July 31, 1968. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Manning received 4 battle stars. There can be no question that up to the end of the Second World War most asbestos use in the U.S. was in shipyards. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Manning (DE-199), see a doctor right away, and then consider speaking with a qualified attorney to learn your available legal options.