The USS Mills (DE-383) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on March 26, 1943, and launched on May 26, the same year. It was commissioned on October 12, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. J. S. Muzzy’s command with the hull number DE-383 and served in the U.S. Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned on October 27, 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, New York, Norfolk, Algiers, Taku, Ominato, Newport, France, Argentia, the Panama Canal, Adak, Antarctica, and Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1974, and sold for scrapping the following year. Because it promotes carcinogenesis, asbestos has been classified as a known human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Mills (DE-383), you may have legal options for obtaining compensation.