The USS Osberg (DE-538) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 3, 1943, and launched on December 7, the same year. It was commissioned on December 10, 1945, as DE-538 and served in the U.S. Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on February 25, 1958. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1972, and sold for scrapping on February 5, 1974. If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer and you are a Navy veteran who worked around asbestos, please call us at 760.621.6147 so we can help you learn more about where Navy veterans could’ve been exposed and what legal options you may have. There are billions of dollars set aside in the asbestos bankruptcy trust system for Navy veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma and lung cancer. Beginning in the early 1980s, some companies decided that they wanted to set aside money for future asbestos claims using a section in the bankruptcy laws. While they are now just paying pennies on the dollar to the victims of asbestos exposure, more often than not, many of these companies are still successfully operating today.