The USS Taussig (DD-746) was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on August 30, 1943, and launched on January 25, the following year. It was commissioned on May 20, 1944, under Comdr. Joseph A. Robbins’ command with the hull number DD-746 and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on December 1, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, Panama Canal, Hawaii, Ulithi, Maine, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Formosa and Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1973 and transferred to Taiwan in May 1974 where it was renamed ROCS Lo Yang (DD-14). For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Taussig received 6 battle stars, 8 battle stars for Korea and another 6 battle stars for Vietnam. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Taussig (DD-746), give us a call. Our goal is to provide Navy veterans and their families with the most relevant and current information whether you are seeking medical advice or financial assistance. The best way to ensure that you get the maximum compensation that you and your family are entitled to is to seek legal advice from an attorney dealing with asbestos claims.