The USS Reybold (DE-177) was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on May 3, 1943, and launched on August 22, the same year. It was commissioned on September 29, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. A. B. Bradley’s command with the hull number DE-177 and served in the U.S. Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on August 15, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had its main missions in Rhode Island, Panama, Recife, Trinidad, Brazil, and Gibraltar. With mounting knowledge and research into the hugely dangerous and potentially deadly health effects of exposure to asbestos, the mineral - once hailed as miraculous - is still causing grief for countless thousands of Navy veterans the nation over. We’ve dedicated this website to help all individuals who served in the Navy, Coast Guard, U.S. Army Transport Service, and Merchant Marine, to learn a little more about what asbestos is, the risks associated with repeated and long-term exposure, and to connect veterans and mesothelioma/asbestosis/lung cancer patients with former shipmates.