The USS Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort built by the Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Port Newark, New Jersey. It was laid down on December 2, 1943, and launched on March 7, the following year. It was commissioned on July 18, 1944, under Lt. Cmdr. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s command as DE-442 and served in the U.S. Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on October 10, 1958. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had its main missions in San Diego, Panama, Bermuda, Ulithi, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, and Luzon. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1965, and used as a target ship during training exercises in 1966. If asbestos breaks apart and gets into the air, people can breathe it in and develop life-threatening diseases like lung cancer, bronchial cancer, mesothelioma, colon cancer, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, plus many other types of pulmonary issues. If you are a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy and came to suffer from one of the previously mentioned diseases, we strongly advise you to take legal action as soon as possible.