The USS Pillsbury (DE-133) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on July 18, 1942, and launched on January 10, the following year. It was commissioned for the first time on June 7, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. W. Parker’s command with the hull number DE-133 and served in the U.S. Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on June 20, 1960. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had its main missions in Casablanca, Gibraltar, Norfolk, Cape Verde Islands, and Guadalcanal. After the last decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1965, and sold for scrapping to Boston Metals Company in Baltimore the following year. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Pillsbury received 5 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation. If you suffer from a disease caused by exposure to asbestos and you are also a Navy veteran before the 1970s, you are going to have a lot of questions about what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Call 760-621-6147 right now and our team will promptly answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.